The Summer Writers Institute (SWI) at the Washington University in St. Louis – School of Continuing & Professional Studies extends beyond the high-quality instruction delivered by its diverse, award-winning faculty, to provide a welcoming, inclusive, and affirming space for writers of all backgrounds and ambitions.

Founded in 1996, the SWI serves as a platform for writers to jump-start new creative explorations, hone their craft, and build community among fellow writers.

SWI courses run July 10 – 30, 2023

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SWI course credits are counted towards the Certificate in Creative Writing at the WashU School of Continuing & Professional Studies (CAPS).