Work with well-known writers, earn college credit, and make friends from across the country! Develop your writing style, and experience life on a college campus. Find inspiration on the scenic Maine coast!
*Open to high school students entering their junior or senior year in Fall 2014.
Experience college life on the Maine coast this summer in UNE’s Early College Creative Writing Program: The Poetry Workshop.
- Get advice from some of Maine’s best writers.
- Let the scenic Maine coast inspire your writing.
- Make friends with teen writers from across the United States.
- Earn 3 college credits in two weeks!
Do you write poetry in your free time? Are you looking for a challenging program that will give you valuable college experience? Does spending two weeks living and learning on a college campus sound exciting? Would you like to earn 3 college credits before you even enter college?
If you answered "Yes" to any of the above questions, UNE Early College is the program for you!
What will you do in the Early College Creative Writing Program? Spend two weeks with a UNE poet and writing instructor, who will help you refine your style and build a writing portfolio. Meet Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair and former Poet Laureate Betsy Sholl, who conduct writing workshops with students. Get advice on writing and publishing your work from Joshua Bodwell, Director of the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance. The program "wraps" with a public poetry reading featuring the work of students in the Poetry Workshop! You will meet with a UNE Admissions representative who will give you valuable advice on the college application process and financial aid options. You will live in a dorm, enjoy UNE"s many recreational facilities, and explore the scenic coast of Maine. You will take exciting trips, meet new people and make lasting friendships!
“The last two weeks have been one of the best experiences I’ve ever had . . . While here (at UNE), I’ve written more poems than I have in the last year.” - Early College 2012 Student
“I have new friends that are as serious and dedicated to writing as I am, as well as new skills to develop my own poetry and song writing. This was definitely an experience of a lifetime.” – Early College 2012 Student
(From www.une.edu/oce )
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