Creative Writing students explore writing techniques through practice, group discussion, and individual critiquing sessions with faculty. Emphasis is placed on developing a keen awareness of the sound, shape, and connotative possibilities of the written word. Various types of creative writing may be explored, but there will be a strong emphasis on poetry. Applicants should be aware that class discussions are on a collegiate level and may contain mature subject matter. Up to 16 students are accepted.
Writers with strong storytelling abilities and an interest in filmmaking are encouraged to audition for both film & video and creative writing.
Requirements for Applicants
To apply to the creative writing program, applicants may submit up to five (5) pages of writing. Up to three (3) pages may be previously written work and up to two (2) pages must be a new work created for this audition. The new work must include the following elements: a repeated or persistent sound, a type of shelter, and a food item. Writing submissions may be any combination of poetry, fiction, personal essay, and/or an excerpt from a longer work.
Deadline for Submission: Monday, February 13, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.
Funding for the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute creative writing program is generously provided, in part, by the Neustadt Charitable Trust Writing Endowment Fund.
Audition Preparation Workshop - optional
Interested in auditioning for the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute but don’t know where to start? Check out the videos from our new audition preparation workshops below.
November 3, 2022
Dewey High School
1 Bulldogger Road, Dewey, OK 74029
Clinician: Dr. Matt Hollrah, Associate Professor of English, University of Central Oklahoma
November 5, 2022
Oklahoma Baptist University
500 W University Street, Shawnee, OK 74804
Clinician: Dr. Benjamin Myers, Professor of Literature and English, Oklahoma Baptist University