Smokewood Institute  
Curriculum & Daily Life

Curriculum

Our curriculum features a 3-credit college course, Introduction to Creative Writing, taught by Professor Rob Roensch. Students will meet daily to workshop their own material and learn about craft across multiple genres. Young writers also have the chance to participate in specialized sessions offered by guest writers in conjunction with the Red Earth MFA program.

Daily Life

In addition to our college course and other instructional sessions, students will have the opportunity to spend time in and be inspired by history and art offered here on campus and Oklahoma City in general. Below is a sample day in the two week program.

8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Seminar and discussion: Poetry IV

10:45 – 12:00 p.m. Craft session: Writing Exercises: Speaker and Tone

12:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Writing Studio

2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Workshops: Fiction II

6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Dinner

8:30 – 10:30 p.m. Film at Myriad Gardens

11:00 p.m. Curfew