Summer Camps

USF Creative Writing Camp (Grades 9-12)

Rising 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders will work with published authors, creative writing faculty, and MFA graduate students at the University of South Florida to develop their storytelling skills and engage with larger conversations about anti-racism and social justice.

Two high school students examine a visual propmt as a part of their creative writing experience at summer camp.

Camp details

Studying different elements of craft and technique each week, students will read a range of published work and develop a vocabulary for discussing different genres of creative writing. Engaging with multi-genre prompts, students will write their own short story, poems, comics, and nonfiction and receive individualized feedback on their work from published authors. Through discussions on process and revision, students will learn about the different stages of the writing process and experiment with different writing forms and techniques.

Camp Director(s): TBD

Format: In-Person 

Recommended Grades: Entering 9th-12th grade

Location: USF Tampa Campus (Additional information provided in camp welcome email)

Times: 9am-4pm EDT

Date: June 24th - June 28th, 2024

Registration for this camp will open on February 1st, 2024


Caryn Preston - Assistant Director for Youth Experiences