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Fir Acres Writing Workshop

A Residential Summer Creative Writing Program

For Talented High School Students

June 20-July 3, 2021

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

The General Application Deadline is March 8, 2021.

Apply

Important Note: We will be following Oregon state health guidelines and CDC guidelines when making the final determination on whether to “go online” this summer. We will post the decision at the end of January. If Fir Acres Writing Workshop must happen virtually, we’re simultaneously building a dynamic online program. (Program fees will reflect this change as well). Read more about the college’s approach and on-going COVID-19 response.


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.