Writers Who Are Going Places Start at Hollins: a Summer Writing Camp for Teens

We have had to make the difficult decision to cancel Hollinsummer 2020 due to COVID-19. All registrants will receive a 100% refund for any payments made toward Hollinsummer. Contact us at hollinsummer@hollins.edu if you have additional questions.

For rising 9th-12th-grade girls:

Sunday, July 19 – Saturday, July 25, 2020

This one-week summer writing retreat provides students with individualized attention and a choice of activities to develop skills in fiction, poetry, and personal narrative. Lectures, workshops, and special events with Hollins faculty and visiting authors encourage participants to hone their writing skills. Each day includes unstructured time for students to practice writing and get to know the other students.

Residential: $950
Day (9 am – 5 pm): $400
  • A deposit of $200 is required at the time of registration.
  • Campers who register and pay the nonrefundable $200 deposit by March 15 receive a 10% discount on the total camp cost.
  • All payments are due in full by June 1, or your registration will be canceled and your deposit will not be refunded.

Marcie AtkinsMarcie Flinchum Atkins

  • Graduate of the M.A. and M.F.A. programs in children’s literature at Hollins
  • Two-time recipient of the Shirley Henn Creative Writing Award
  • Librarian in Northern Virginia
  • Children’s book author; had five nonfiction titles published in 2019
  • Muses about mentor texts at www.marcieatkins.com

Follow her on Twitter @MarcieFAtkins and read about her #writerlife on Instagram at @marciefatkins

Meghan SharpMeighan L. Sharp

  • Graduate of the M.F.A. program in creative writing at Hollins; holds an M.Ed from the University of South Carolina
  • Teaches at Hollins University
  • Recently spent 15 months as an artist-in-residence at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
  • Author of the poetry chapbook, Anywhere You’re Going and the forthcoming collection, Effusive Greetings to Friends.
  • Her poetry and fiction appear in numerous literary journals including The Sun, Crazyhorse, DIALOGISTBlackbird, and elsewhere.