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  • Spring 2018 Course Descriptions are now available. 

  • ELLA's first Open Mic of the year will be at Sacred Grounds on Saturday October 7th, from 6-8 pm. All genres of pieces welcome, but please, if you perform music, please perform only original pieces as we do not have the licensing for copyrighted musical performances.
    Hope to see you at Open Mic!

  • The MFA in Creative Writing launches in the Fall of 2018.  It’s designed for students interested in pursuing the art of writing fiction or poetry, and is especially tailored to students who are interested in exploring a variety of career paths. 
    Applications open September 2017 and close on February 1st, 2018.  
  • The IRIS Center is holding a brown bag series this year! The first one will happen Friday, September 8, with others to follow throughout the semester.  Check out the official announcement on the IRIS website for details.


Summer 2017 Writing Day Camp

Session 1: June 12 - June 23
Session 2: July 10 - July 1

The annual SIUE Summer Writing Day Camp, offered by the Department of English Language and Literature in the College of Arts and Sciences, is an attractive opportunity for young people, ages 8 to 18, who wish to combine learning with recreation. It offers intensive and practical development in basic writing skills in combination with a full and vigorous recreational program and represents an effort to upgrade literacy through close professional cooperation between the University and area schools on the initiative of the University. Instructors in the Writing Camp are area elementary and secondary school teachers or present/former instructors in the Department of English at SIUE who have received special training in the teaching of writing.  

Camp hours for each two-week session are 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Students are grouped according to their grade level in school, with groups averaging about 12 students each. The daily schedule is 9:00-10:30, classroom writing development; 10:30-12:00, campus recreational activity; 12:00-12:30, lunch; 12:30-2:00, classroom writing development; 2:00-3:30, campus recreational activity. All student-campers eat together in the University cafeteria. Campers may purchase their lunch or bring it from home.

Enrollment is on a first-come first-served basis. Total cost is $240. A $20 non-refundable enrollment fee is payable with the return of the registration form. The $220 balance is due no later than June 12 for the June session and July 10 for the July session.

Please see the camp brochure for more details. If you have additional questions about the camp, please contact Camp Director Adam Cleary.    

Download the Brochure for the Summer 2017 Writing Day Camp

Download the Summer 2017 Writing Camp Registration Forms

Pictures from the Summer Writing Day Camp at SIUE

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