Summer 2024 conference

June 30 - July 13, 2024

The SYWC is a summer conference for high schoolers passionate about creative writing. Here in Sewanee, at the southern end of the Cumberland Plateau, you'll spend two weeks reading, cultivating your writing, and forming a community with other young writers from near and far.

This year, we're offering courses in the following genres: (1) Fiction; (2) Poetry; (3) Literary Nonfiction; (4) Songwriting, and (5) Fantasy, Science Fiction, Fabulism: Short Fiction through a Fantastic Lens. We also offer multiple craft classes, taught by Sewanee faculty and special guests, as well as opportunities to meet via Zoom with our expert in revision and development.


Dates: June 30th - July 13th, 2024

Tuition: $2575

Application deadline: Friday, February 16, 2024 

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The Program

What makes the SYWC special?

Forms for accepted participants

Find the forms you'll need to register and complete payments here.


Read about the award-winning faculty who work at the conference.

Guest Authors

Read about guest authors attending the conference.

(FAQ) Frequently Asked Questions

See the frequently asked questions about the program.


Learn about the history of our program.

Participant testimonials

Hear from past participants in our conference.

Policies and Procedures

Find all of the SYWC policies and procedures here.