Goucher College Young Writers’ Camp

A one-week creative writing and college essay workshop for high school students who love to write!


Monday, July 10 – Friday, July 14, 2023, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET



Students in the Young Writers' Camp work with experienced writer-instructors at Goucher’s renowned Kratz Center for Creative Writing to: 

  • Study various genres of creative writing in author-led workshops
  • Participate in a personal essay writing workshop as they prepare their college essays
  • Receive feedback on their writing from peers and instructors
  • Explore Goucher campus
  • Learn about college life and the admissions process from college counselors and current students
  • Create an anthology of student writing


The Goucher College Young Writers' Camp will be held on Goucher College’s 287-acre campus in Baltimore, MD, just off the Dulaney Valley exit of I-695. Get directions.

Visiting Writers

Every year we bring award-winning authors and editors to campus to work with our students. Past guests include:

Fiction writers Maud Casey, Danielle Evans, Don Lee, and Rion Amilcar Scott

Poets Celeste Doaks, Leslie Harrison, and John Murillo

Nonfiction writers Katie Moulton, Jeannie Vanasco, and Eric Weiner

Managing Editor of American Short Fiction Nate Brown

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    Students in the Young Writers' Camp share their favorite genre.



Will Schutt is a writing instructor and author of Westerly, a collection of poems selected for the Yale Series of Younger Poets. His award-winning translations include Brief Homage to Pluto and Other Poems by Fabio Pusterla and My Life, I Lapped It Up: Selected Poems of Edoardo Sanguineti. He is the recipient of several awards and fellowships, including a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Translation Fellowship and the Reginald S. Tickner Fellowship at the Gilman School.


$600 early registration (by May 1, 2023)

$650 late registration (after May 1)

Tuition includes all activities and writing supplies, a Goucher goody bag, a chance to win visiting authors’ books, and lunch at Goucher’s Mary Fisher Dining Hall.



For any questions, please contact william.schutt@goucher.edu.

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