Summer 2018 Creative Writing in Rome

Program Dates: 
June 18, 2018 to July 20, 2018
Application Deadline: 
January 31, 2018
Information Sessions: 
Friday January 12th @ 3:30 pm in Schmitz Hall, room 450

Program Information


Join a band of ink-stained adventurers for a month of concentrated exercise and conversation in and about the Eternal City. We explore Rome from a variety of perspectives--as avid readers and intrepid writers, through history and geography, art and architecture, language and literature, not to mention the color and flavor of daily life in Italy, where they know carpe diem is more than a catch-phrase. Following in the footsteps of those poets, painters, saints and soldiers who for some two and a half millennia have traveled where all roads lead, we'll write our way into the heart of the city, poking into the foundations of civilization as we go, honing our writerly skills and enthusiasms in conversation, practice, and stride.

We welcome all students. No experience in literary analysis or creative writing is presumed. The Summer Creative Writing in Rome Program is open to anyone (undergraduates, graduates, graduate students, alumni, citizens-at-large) seeking to join an intensive program in the written arts. The ideal participant for this program will be interested in creative writing, ready to write and share their writing daily, ready to take intellectual and creative risks, open to the challenges and excitement of living in a foreign city, and open to having a grand adventure.

Evening classes will be held at the University of Washington Rome Center at the 17th-century Palazzo Pio, situated in the vibrant center of the city’s historical district, and morning classes will take place out and about in the city itself. We will walk everywhere. Daily field trips, museum visits, and excursions will be included in the program fee. Housing will be in shared apartments arranged by the UW Rome Center.

Read this article on how one recent program participant found creative inspiration through her math major - and how the program has influenced her choices since then.


Contact Information: 

Amy Feldman-Bawarshi 
Academic Adviser

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