Welcome to the Smokewood Institute for Young Writers, an intensive two week program of writing workshops, craft sessions, creative readings, and a culminating anthology of student work.
Our curriculum consists of a complete Introductory Creative Writing course. This 3-credit course counts toward our English major here at OCU.* Our course is taught by publishing college professors, with extra sessions that run in conjunction with the Red Earth MFA program.
Class sessions and accommodations will be housed on OCU’s campus, in a summer camp environment. Beyond the classroom, we will spend time participating in creative outings through partner programs on campus and around town, including the Oklahoma City Museum of Art and the Oklahoma History Center.
We welcome serious students working in any genre, of varying styles. To be eligible, students must have completed at least their sophomore year, and certain test scores and GPA may be required. For more information, visit us through the OCU Department of English webpage www.okcu.edu/english, or contact Dr. Karen Schiler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are no longer accepting applications for the summer of 2014. Please check back throughout the coming year for information regarding the 2015 Smokewood Institute.
* This course is likely to transfer to other colleges for credit, as well, though it may not fulfill their specific English degree requirements.