UA Offers Creative Writing Club for Teens

  • December 5th, 2016
Morgan Hall
Morgan Hall

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama invites local high school students — freshmen through seniors — to sign up for the Spring 2017 Creative Writing Club.

The Creative Writing Club will meet from 4:30 pm to 6 p.m. each Wednesday from Feb. 1 to April 26 in 301 Morgan Hall on the UA campus. No previous creative writing experience is required.

The instructors will be writers who are graduate students in UA’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program. They will lead a semester-long exploration of creative writing under the direction of Robin Behn, professor of English.

Students will experiment with many kinds of creative writing, give a public reading and create their own publication. The emphasis is on having fun while exploring what language can do.

Tuition is free for students. The Creative Writing Club is entering its 13th year and has had support from the Alabama State Council on the Arts, the Tuscaloosa Arts Council and UA’s College of Arts and Sciences, the English department and the MFA Program in Creative Writing.

To register for the Spring 2017 Creative Writing Club, students may follow the instructions at

The Creative Writing Club also offers a free summer experience, Creative Writing Camp, for two weeks every year in June. Registration for the summer program begins in March.


Sierra Williams, program coordinator, Creative Writing Club,, 205/348-5065


Richard LeComte, media relations,, 205/348-3782

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