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Lamplighter Writing Institute Online

July 4–15, 2022

Workshops in fiction writing, poetry, journalism, and screenwriting, featuring synchronous and asynchronous instruction totaling 25 hours will be spread over two weeks, accommodating students entering grades 7 to 12 from across the nation and the globe. We anticipate that the sessions will be held from 8:00 - 10:30 am ET. In an effort to accommodate as many different time zones as possible, we may review class times as enrollment continues. If you have questions about the timing of the workshops please contact John Corrigan at

Craft Talks and workshops will be offered, and both synchronous and asynchronous learning will take place. Our platform will be Zoom, and our learning-management system (LMS) will be Canvas/Google, through which students will receive and turn in materials. All classes will be recorded.

Writers will meet with instructors for 2.5 hours each Monday through Friday for two consecutive weeks. You can expect to learn techniques, and you should expect to be asked to put those techniques to practice through exercises and the creation of original works. You can expect a great deal of individual attention; each workshop will have 15 or fewer students. Time will be dedicated to individual meetings with your workshop leader to discuss your work, where you’re headed, and what you need to do to get there. You’ll be asked to participate in critical-response groups, giving and receiving feedback. The visiting writers who appear at our in-person session will be available to you via recordings and livestreaming. And you’ll be offered the chance to publish in the 2022 version of Lamplighter, a literary journal featuring student works.

“The teachers were welcoming and accepting of our opinions, and gave us honest feedback to help us improve and grow as writers. If there are aspiring writers or writers searching to improve, I would 100 percent recommend the Lamplighter Writing Institute.”  — Yozer, a student