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Fir Acres Writing Workshop

Thank you for joining our community, Fir Acres Class of 2019! Have a wonderful summer!Thank you for joining our community, Fir Acres Class of 2019! Have a wonderful summer!

A Residential Summer Creative Writing Program

For Talented High School Students

June 23–July 6, 2019

The 2019 Workshop is full and we are no longer accepting applications.  

Fir Acres Writing Workshop is open to rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders, so we encourage students who will be in that range next year to look for application instructions in late 2019.


At Fir Acres Writing Workshop, sixty high school students from across the country come together for two weeks to write and join a community of writers on the beautiful, wooded campus of Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

In daily Workshops, participants study great writing and produce their own under the guidance of dynamic, thoughtful, published faculty. At night, participants gather to socialize, meet and hear from distinguished visiting writers, and work on their own poetry, fiction, and creative prose.

Our mission is to provide a high-caliber, pre-collegiate, creative educational experience to bright, inventive, and passionate high school students. Our program appeals to young writers and artistic students who are drawn to the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and the fun, hip mystique of Portland.

Fir Acres Writing Workshop

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