The 2022 Summer Writers Institute (SWI) offers six creative writing workshops across genres, bookended by two special events exclusive to students enrolled in the SWI: a keynote address “The Invisible Art: Re-seeing Revision” by best-selling novelist Peter Ho Davies on Monday, July 11, and a culminating Student Reading on Sunday, July 31. Registration instructions for both events will be provided to SWI students after they have enrolled.

This year’s SWI takes place across in-person workshops and individual sessions, over a period of three weeks, July 11–31, 2022. Courses provide an interactive blend of learning activities, complemented by illuminating talks and panels as part of our free Public Program series. Sessions are held evenings and weekends to accommodate participants’ busy schedules. In poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and multi-genre workshops, adult writers from all levels of experience work together with published authors and exceptional teachers in a supportive, non-competitive format that allows for personalized attention and constructive feedback.

The Summer Writers Institute provides 3 units of credit. An application is not required. University College also offers a Certificate in Creative Writing, and SWI course credits count toward that. Course registration begins March 30, 2022.

Special Events

“The Invisible Art: Re-seeing Revision”

Keynote Address:
Peter Ho Davies
Monday, July 11, 6-9 pm.

Closing Celebration:
SWI Student Reading
Sunday, July 31, 1-4 pm.