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Summer Residency

Each summer, students and faculty in Spalding’s School of Creative and Professional Writing travel to a different location abroad, where we tailor our rich residency to include the literary and cultural highlights of our locale.

Summer residencies begin in late June or July and are paired with an extended independent study that ends in March. We’ve studied in Rome, London, Kyoto, Buenos Aires and many other locales. This video tells the story of our summer 2015 residency in Greece.

Upcoming destination

Paris, Summer 2020

Exact dates and cultural outings are to be determined, but as always, faculty-led workshops will form the backbone of residency. As a student, you’ll also attend craft lectures, readings, and sessions on publishing and professional enrichment. You’ll read and discuss French literature in translation and try your hand at a cross-genre exercise. After residency, you’ll work one-on-one with a faculty mentor in an independent study focused on fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, writing for children and young adults, playwriting, screenwriting, or professional writing.

Guided cultural tours and excursions will include an exploration of African-American writers in Paris.

Check back in December for complete information about the residency.

How much does tuition cost?

Tuition is the same as in spring and fall semesters: $585/credit hour, or $8,775 for the semester, which includes a 3-hour residency course and 12-hour independent study course. A ground travel package will be offered separately for an additional price, and air travel can be handled on your own or through our educational travel provider.

What’s the deadline to apply?

February 1 is the deadline for admission to the MFA and Graduate Certificate programs for the Summer 2020 semester. We do sometimes consider late applications; email our School of Writing to inquire.

How do I sign up?

Contact Katy Yocom for more information.