Learn writing techniques during the 2022 Ada Long summer workshop

During the Ada Long Creative Writing Workshop, high school students work closely with nationally acclaimed novelists, essayists and poets to compose original pieces.

Ada Long StreamIncoming high school students have the opportunity to attend the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s 2022 Ada Long Creative Writing Workshop summer camp. Over the course of three weeks, 30 students will work with nationally recognized authors and explore Birmingham’s rich culture and history.

Each week, students will explore a different genre such as poetry, fiction, memoir and magazine production as they draft, critique and revise original work. Their work will then be published in The Writers’ Block, a yearly anthology.

The camp will be held at the UAB Spencer Honor’s House from June 13-July 1, and sessions will last from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost of the camp is $800, and attendees can pay an additional $357 for an optional hour of college credit. Full and partial scholarships are available for students who find the fee cost-prohibitive.

The camp is sponsored by the UAB College of Arts and SciencesDepartment of English and is named in honor of Ada Long, Ph.D., founding director of the UAB University Honors Program, and former professor of English at UAB.

For more information and to apply for this year's camp, click here.