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Fir Acres Writing Workshop

Fir Acres students working by the Reflecting PoolFir Acres students working by the Reflecting Pool


These past weeks have been extraordinary and unprecedented in so many ways. The global spread of this novel coronavirus has affected our daily lives and upended everyone’s summer plans. The well-being of everyone involved with Fir Acres Writing Workshop is of utmost importance, and in order to ensure the health and safety of students, faculty, and resident advisors, Fir Acres Writing Workshop, with much regret, will be cancelled for summer 2020. We look forward to welcoming young writers on campus in summer 2021. Please stay healthy, please help look after each other, and please keep writing: we need your compassionate creativity now more than ever.


A Residential Summer Creative Writing Program

For Talented High School Students

June 21-July 4, 2020

Fir Acres Writing Workshop is open to rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders.

The General Application Deadline is March 9, 2020.


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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