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‌Cardinal Creative Writing Camp 2016: "Writing with Purpose"

The SVSU English Department and the Saginaw Bay Writing Project are proud to sponsor the Cardinal Creative Writing Camp, a week-long camp for students entering grades 6 to 12. Camp participants will spend four days (from 9 am - 3 pm) engaged in poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction writing workshops and exercises. Working directly with SVSU creative writing and education students, participants will be encouraged to explore their own creative writing process and collaborate with other creative writers. The camp ends with an open reading for friends and family, and the students' work is published in a camp anthology. 


Our mission is to provide a safe and supportive environment for young writers across the region to grow in their love of creative writing and develop their creative writing skills.

Camp details:

The 2016 Camp is currently full. If you want to be put on our waiting list or on a mailing list for the 2017 camp, please call Lori Williams at (989) 964-4325 or email her at

Dates: June 27-30, 2016

Times: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily

Cost: $110 before May 2; $120 after May 2. Previous attendees and children of SVSU employees may register–before May 2–for $105. (Fee covers all camp costs, including writing materials, snacks and refreshments, and a camp T-shirt)

Click here for the registration form. CCWC Registration Form 1 (197kB)

Questions can be directed to Lori Williams at (989) 964-4325.

Writing with Purpose: 2016 Cardinal Creative Camp Anthology

Writing with Purpose 2016 Anthology

Reboot: 2015 Cardinal Creative Camp Anthology

Reboot: Anthology Cardinal Creative Writing Camp