The calendar may say it's April, and the meteorologists call it spring, but if you're in Northern New England, chances are good you still see some snow on the ground and ice on the rivers. There are hopeful signs, however: lilac buds, the spring peeper chorus, northbound geese, and even the first ticks have made their appearance in the last couple of weeks. Summer will be here before we know it. It's definitely not too early to sign up for summer writing workshops, conferences and camps.
Below is a starter list of summer writing programs in New Hampshire and Vermont, for writers of all ages. If you know of a program we haven't listed here, please let us know and we'll add it to this list!
- The Writers Academy for middle and high school students - June and July - University of New Hampshire
- National Writing Project in New Hampshire, Summer Writing Institutes for teachers - July, Plymouth State University - Plymouth
- Amity Publications Summer Writing Camps for grades 1 to 3 and 4 to 8 - June and July - Barrington
- Osher at Dartmouth arts and humanities courses - June, July, and August - Hanover
- New Hampshire Literacy Institutes - July - University of New Hampshire, Durham
- Live Free and Write: A New Hampshire Getaway for Writers - August - Sunapee
- Odyssey Writing Workshop - Manchester (note: the application deadline for this workshop was April 8; put it on your calendar for next year!)
- Putney School Summer Arts, fiction writing and poetry writing for students age 14 to 17 - June, July and August - Putney
- Writing & Hiking New England for students completing grades 7 to 9 in 2017 - June, July and August - Williamstown, Massachusetts, with hiking in the Berkshires and Green Mountains
- Green Mountain Writers Conference - July - Chittenden
- Nature Poetry Camp for Kids, for students entering grades 5 and 6 - July to August - Jeffersonville
- Marlboro College Summer Writing Intensive - July/August - Marlboro
- Center for Cartoon Studies Summer Workshops, comics journalism (18+), graphic novels (16+), graphic memoirs (18+), Summer Cartoon Club (for kids 9+) - July and August - White River Junction
- Green Mountain College Vermont Summer Academy - July and August, Poultney