For rising 9th-12th-grade girls:
Sunday, July 18 – Saturday, July 24, 2021
This one-week summer writing retreat provides students with individualized attention and a choice of activities to develop core skills in fiction, poetry, and personal narrative. At Hollins, we value helping students find and hone their own voices. Lectures, workshops, and special events with Hollins faculty and visiting authors encourage participants to experiment with new forms and styles of writing in a supportive environment. Past keynote topics have included fantasy writing, publishing, graphic novels, screenwriting, #ownvoices, and picture books. Each day includes unstructured time for students to practice writing, work one-on-one with leaders, and get to know the other students.
Registration is currently full for Hollinsummer: Writers Who Are Going Places Start at Hollins: Creative Writing. Participants who register after March 24 will be added to a waitlist and will be contacted if we are able to accommodate. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 540-362-6213 with any questions.
Day (9 am – 5 pm): $400
- Graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill (B.A. in English) and Hollins University (M.F.A. in Creative Writing).
- Writing consultant at Grace Church School
- Public health coordinator at Yale University, where he is pursuing a Master of Divinity.
Throughout the last decade, Jordan has worked with high school and college students, both in the classroom and beyond. He taught literature and writing at a community college in downtown Manhattan, helped start a therapeutic boarding school in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and led wilderness trips through the Utah desert.
- Graduate of the M.F.A. program in creative writing at Hollins (was a teaching fellow and graduate assistant)
- Teaches at Borough of Manhattan Community College
- Served as the 2019 Writer by Bus Roanoke
- Essays and stories have appeared in STORY, Kestrel, and other journals.
- Graduate of the M.F.A. program in creative writing at Hollins
- Teaches at Virginia Military Institute
- Recently served as Writer-in-Residence at Appomattox Regional Governor’s School
- Her essays and translations have appeared in Ploughshares, B O D Y, Pithead Chapel, LIT, and other journals
- Co-translator of a book of poems, The Most Beautiful Cemetery in Chile
- Contributing editor to The Hollins Critic
- Creative nonfiction/flash fiction editor and director of the Editorial Internship Program at Cleaver Magazine
Her essays and translations have appeared in numerous literary journals, including Ploughshares, B O D Y, Pithead Chapel, and LIT. She is the co-translator of a book of poems, The Most Beautiful Cemetery in Chile. Sydney has led workshops at Hollins University, The Ohio State University, Otterbein University, and at various high schools.