Learn Writing Techniques at Ada Long Summer Workshop 2022 – News

During the Ada Long Creative Writing Workshop, high school students work closely with nationally acclaimed novelists, essayists, and poets to compose original pieces.

Incoming high school students have the opportunity to attend the 2022 Ada Long Creative Writing Workshop Summer Camp at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Over three weeks, 30 students will work with nationally acclaimed authors and explore Birmingham’s rich culture and history.

Each week, students will explore a different genre such as poetry, fiction, memoir, and magazine production by writing, critiquing, and revising original work. Their work will then be published in The Writers’ Block, an annual anthology.

The camp will take place at the UAB Spencer Honor’s House from June 13 to July 1 and sessions will last from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost of the camp is $800 and participants can pay an additional $357 for an optional hour of college credit. . Full and partial scholarships are available for students who find the fees prohibitive.

The camp is sponsored by the English Department of UAB’s College of Arts and Sciences and is named for Ada Long, Ph.D., founding director of UAB’s honors program and former professor of English at UAB.

For more information and to apply for this year’s camp, click here.

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