The Washington University in St. Louis Summer Writers Institute (SWI) is an intensive, two-week program featuring workshops, craft talks, panel discussions, readings, and individual conferences with instructors. Adult writers of all levels of work together with published authors and exceptional teachers in a supportive, non-competitive format that allows for personalized attention and constructive feedback.
Institutes are held evenings and weekends to accommodate the busy work schedules of participants in the St. Louis area. Out-of-town participants may choose to reside on campus and make use of our many libraries and quiet, outdoor areas for writing and reflection.
Each institute is worth 3 units of credit; an application is not required. Workshops have included the following genres:
Creative Nonfiction: Personal Narrative
Creative Nonfiction: Advanced Personal Narrative