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Fir Acres Workshop

Summer Writing Program for High School Students

June 26—July 8, 2016

The Fir Acres Workshop in Writing and Thinking, first and foremost, is a community of writers who share a commitment to the work and play of writing together. Find out more about writing and living on campus while participating in this summer writing program for high school students.

Since the summer of 1989, Fir Acres has been a place where, as E.B. White puts it, the “self escapes into the open,” where all of us follow our written language in order to hear our voices anew.

Our willingness to experiment with form and to take risks as writers leads to an authority we take with us as we return to our lives elsewhere. We support each other in the discovery of and commitment to writing as the habit of an engaged, active mind.

Join us!

Apply to the Fir Acres Workshop

The fee for 2016 will be $2,200. This covers tuition, room and board for the full two week program. Limited financial aid is available, and is awarded on the basis of demonstrated need.

For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, or to apply now, download the 2016 Application Packet [pdf].

Rolling admissions began in March, so early applications are strongly encouraged. For further information, e-mail, or call the Lewis & Clark College Provost’s Office at 503-768-7200.


“The most valuable part of the workshop was that I got to live in a community of writers. I had the privilege of getting to know caring, compassionate, intelligent people who all share a common bond.”

—Josh, Grade 10, Colton, Oregon

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