If you're a high school student looking for a way to reboot your creative brain for a couple of weeks this summer, check out the Wofford College Shared Worlds Creative Writing program. For two weeks, students will live at Wofford's South Carolina campus and have a chance to learn about building imaginary worlds from published authors, scientists, and artists. io9's Jeff VanderMeer, author of countless amazing short stories and editor of the recent collection The New Weird, will be Assistant Director of the program this summer as well as a teacher.
Jeff sent over a description of the program that reads, in part:
Guided by course instructors and guest authors, students will design their own imaginary worlds, learning the art of creative writing in a dynamic "hands on" fashion. In addition to helping oversee the program, VanderMeer will also teach during the two-week period. "As far as I can tell," said VanderMeer, "this is one of the only programs of its type in the country. It's an exciting catalyst for energizing young people to use their imaginations in a creative and mind-expanding ways. Director Jeremy Jones has put together a really wonderful program that's also a lot of fun, and I expect to learn a lot from the students, as well."
There are still slots open, and you can find out more about signing up at the link below.
Shared Worlds [via Wofford College]