Join our supportive and dynamic community of writers and thinkers on the beautiful campus of Chicago’s national liberal arts college.
The words write and think go hand in hand with summer and fun at Lake Forest College. You’ll get to experience both during our two-week residential program for high school students who want to explore writing without worrying about grades.
Supportive faculty work with students in small groups to help them develop confidence in their voices as writers. Participants learn strategies to generate fresh and compelling ideas, the kind of well-reasoned ideas first-rate colleges and universities expect from their students. Trips to Chicago’s museums and cultural events offer additional inspiration.
You’ll grow in ways that you can now only imagine.
A Community of Writers
This two-week summer workshop for high-school students is part of a long-standing national program established by the National Writing and Thinking Network. You will live on the Lake Forest College campus and spend much of your time with a small group of students in informal workshops mentored by an experienced writer/teacher who will model strategies for exploring your own ideas. Living in the residence hall with roommates, eating in the cafeteria, and working with successful college students on your writing in the evening will give you a taste of college life.
Lake Forest College
With its 100 acres of wooded areas and walking paths, the Lake Forest College campus offers an ideal setting for a summer writers’ colony. On campus, you will have access to the College’s computer center and library, as well as wood-paneled lounges where writers will gather and read their work.