• <a href="/live/image/gid/313/width/650/80163_2019-fir_acres-3894.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image80163"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/313/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/80163_2019-fir_acres-3894.rev.1568237592.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/313/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/80163_2019-fir_acres-3894.rev.1568237592.webp 2x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/313/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/80163_2019-fir_acres-3894.rev.1568237592.jpg 2x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/313/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/80163_2019-fir_acres-3894.rev.1568237592.jpg" alt="Fir Acres students reading by the Reflecting Pool." width="1440" height="690" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/313/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/80163_2019-fir_acres-3894.rev.1568237592.jpg 2x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2134" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a><div class="hero-full_image_caption collapsable-caption"> Fir Acres students reading by the Reflecting Pool.</div>

Fir Acres Writing Workshop

A Summer Creative Writing Program
For Talented High School Students

June 26–July 9, 2022


The 2022 Workshop is full and we are no longer accepting applications. Thank you to everyone who applied this year. If you are currently on the waiting list, we will contact you if a spot becomes available.

Fir Acres Writing Workshop is open to rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders. We encourage students who will be in those grades next year to look for application instructions in November, 2022.


Special note for summer 2022:

Fir Acres Writing Workshop will take place on the Lewis & Clark College campus. Attending students, staff, and faculty will be required to show proof of full vaccination prior to arriving on campus. Read more about Lewis & Clark’s on-going response to Covid-19 and requirements for living on and visiting campus. 

At Fir Acres Writing Workshop, up to 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.