Interlochen Arts Academy is a boarding school for artists and writers in Michigan. Creative writing students spend their days intensely focused on their craft and developing their skills. Intrigued? Check out the video below, which features Interlochen students talking about their passion for writing and the program.
Does it sound like some kind of high school paradise? Then enter Interlochen Arts Academy’s Virginia B. Ball Creative Writing Competition to win a $30,000 scholarship to the Michigan boarding school.
For many young writers, the opportunity to pursue their passion is limited to taking one creative writing class in high school . . . if they’re lucky. And they usually have to wait for college to find other people who share their love for writing stories, novels and poems. But what if you could spend your high school years actually working toward your life’s goals and doing what you love?
Interlochen is a boarding school for young writers and artists that offers a rigorous academic program that will help prepare you for college as well as a challenging and inspiring writing program where you will be taken seriously as a writer. We’ll help you discover your voice, get published, place in national contests, and receive scholarships for your writing. And now Interlochen is giving away a $30,000 scholarship to help someone join our Creative Writing Program. To learn how you can enter our Virginia B. Ball Creative Writing Competition to win a, visit our website.
Most Interlochen students had never even considered a boarding school before they looked at Interlochen, but once they are here, they discover the home they have been looking for. Within weeks of their arrival at the Writing House, they have forged friendships that will last a lifetime, and begin to recognize that they are not alone in their passion for writing and reading. Rather than waiting around to take the one creative writing class offered at their high school, they suddenly have the opportunity to take three or more writing classes a semester, studying everything from fiction and poetry to screenwriting, playwriting, and nonfiction. Their teachers meet with them regularly in one-on-one tutorials, becoming mentors who help push their writing further than they ever thought possible. It sounds like a dream come true, right?
Check out this video to hear firsthand from current students what makes Interlochen’s writing program so special.
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