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UAB English, Honors Program to Host Ada Long Creative Writing Workshop

  • April 28, 2015
The 2015 Ada Long Creative Writing Workshop, a 3-week workshop that offers a rare opportunity for high school students to learn from published authors, will take place June 1-19. Deadline Extension: The Department has extended the deadline past the original date of May 1. If you missed the original deadline but are interested in participating, apply soon.
The 2015 Ada Long Creative Writing Workshop, a 3-week workshop that offers a rare opportunity for high school students to learn from published authors, will take place June 1-19. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 1.

Deadline Extension: The Department has extended the deadline past the original date of May 1. If you missed the deadline but are interested in participating, apply soon.

ada longEvery day, students will work closely with nationally acclaimed novelists, essayists, and poets, all of whom have extensive teaching experience. The Workshop is sponsored by the UAB English Department in collaboration with the UAB Honors Program.

The Workshop is named in honor of Dr. Ada Long, founding director of the UAB Honors Program, Professor of English, and lifelong advocate for community outreach, the value of a liberal education, and the enduring significance of literature.

The workshop is designed for high school students interested in creative writing for personal enrichment, as preparation for university work in creative writing, and as an introduction to creative writing as a career field. Up to 30 students — rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors — can participate. The faculty have extensive teaching and nationally renowned publication experience.

Sessions will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The cost is $800 for the workshop or $1,310 for the workshop and 1 hour college credit. Scholarships are available for the workshop fee for 25 students with documented financial need.

Students can apply by completing and submitting an application and writing sample to the director. Download and complete the 2015 application. Student applications are due May 1. Students will be notified of selection on May 10 and will confirm enrollment by May 15.

For more information, see the Ada Long Creative Writing Workshop page on the Department of English website or contact workshop director Tina Braziel at tmharris@uab.edu.