The Ada Long Creative Writing Workshop, hosted by the University of Alabama at Birmingham, is one of the best opportunities of its kind for young writers. This summer, the workshop will be held from June 6 – 24. According to the program description:
The Ada Long Creative Writing Workshop is a 3-week workshop that offers a rare opportunity for high school students to learn from published authors. Every day, students will work closely with nationally acclaimed novelists, essayists, and poets, all of whom have extensive teaching experience. The Workshop is sponsored by the UAB English Department in collaboration with the UAB Honors Program. The Workshop is named in honor of Dr. Ada Long, founding director of the UAB Honors Program, Professor of English, and lifelong advocate for community outreach, the value of a liberal education, and the enduring significance of literature.
This is a great opportunity for high school students who are serious about writing. The cost is $800 for the workshop, or $1,386 for the workshop and one college credit hour. Financial aid is available.