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A Summer, Residential Creative Writing Program for High School Students

Writing and Thinking Workshop

High school students can join a supportive community of young creative writers in our residential summer program on the beautiful North Shore of Chicago. 

Making new friends at the Workshop.

Our Writing Program

Getting into the creative flow during workshop

In our residential summer program for high school students, you will hone your creative writing skills in workshops led by an Associate of the Bard College Institute for Writing and Thinking.

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Writing In and Around Chicago 

At the famous “Bean” sculpture in Millennium Park, downtown Chicago.

You will be a short train ride from Chicago where you may explore and write at such places as the Art Institute of ChicagoMillennium Park, and the Neo-Futurist Theatre — all with young writers who share your interests. 

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Our Campus

With its 100 acres of wooded areas and walking paths, a mile from the Lake Michigan shore, the Lake Forest College campus offers an ideal setting for a summer, residential program for young writers. 

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