Thursday, May 20, 2010

Summer Creative Writing Institute at NEIU

Summer Creative Writing Institute at NEIU (JUly 19-30) REGISTER NOW!
May 31, 2010
Northeastern Illinois University

Are you a creative writer who would like to devote some time and serious thought to your work this summer? Are you a teacher who needs a little creative time for yourself?


What is the Summer Creative Writing Institute?
Led by two Northeastern Illinois University writing faculty members, the Summer Creative Writing Institute is a two-week intensive course offering workshops, discussions, and presentations on poetry and short fiction.

Our main subject is the craft of poetry and short fiction, but we will also work together to become better acquainted with the profession of writing.

Mornings we will meet in small groups for intensive writing and thinking, and afternoons we will meet as a large group. We will have guest speakers on the following topics: the Chicago poetry scene, the practical details of getting an M.F.A. in writing, teaching creative writing in a K-12 setting, publishing your work, and more.

Course Information:
The Creative Writing Institute meets for two consecutive weeks, Monday-Friday, 9:30-12:00 p.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m., July 19-July 30, and offers 3 credits, undergraduate.

Look for: Summer Creative Writing Institute – ENGL 397-1 – Course Reference Number TBA

Who Are We?
Bradley Greenburg’s short fiction has appeared in The Cimarron Review (Spring 2004), South Dakota Review (Winter 2003), and First Intensity (Fall 2004), and his long poem in the Beloit Poetry Journal (Summer 2004) was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His historical novel is currently making the rounds of literary agents.

Olivia Cronk’s poems have appeared most recently in Elimae and Parcel and as a chapbook at Her manuscript, Bad Town, is a finalist for the Switchback Books Gatewood Prize, and she reviews contemporary poetry books at

Phone the English Department at (773) 442-5810, or e-mail any of the Institute faculty: Brad Greenburg (,
and Olivia Cronk (