Creative Writing Camp

Students in creative writing camp

What to expect:

Come write with us! The JSU Writers Camp (Young Adult Writing Program) is dedicated to fostering craft for writers interested in developing their skills in the genres of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, and will offer workshops, craft lectures, and readings by published writers and teachers of creative writing.

Activities will include: 

  • Exercises so that students can generate new creative work
  • Techniques for developing critiques of classmates’ work

  • A friendly space for students to share their writing

  • Feedback on writing from instructors and strategies for revision

  • Knowledge about publishing works in print and online journals

  • Student readings

  • Outdoor writing activities

So many of us want to be writers; at YAWP, students will learn to own the fact that by virtue of being a person who writes, they are in fact writers--and celebrate that!

Registration Information

Department of English Website

Lead Instructor

Dr. Southwick-Thompson is a poet; she is also the founder and Editor in Chief of the literary arts journal GIGANTIC SEQUINS. Her full length poetry collection, ORCHID ALPHA, is forthcoming from Trembling Pillow Press. She has been a featured reader at the Open Mouth Poetry Festival and Dogfish New Orleans Reading Series. Her most recent published poetry chapbook is EFS AND VEES from Hyacinth Girl Press, and her micro-chap LAST TO BET: THE NEAR SONNETS was published by Ghost City Press in Summer 2020. Her research interests include studies in genre and hybridity, feminist studies, and American poetry.  


More About the GASP Creative Writing Camp

More About the GASP Creative Writing Camp