SummerWrite 2020


We’ve moved online! All workshops will be conducted through Zoom, an interactive platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation. The day before your workshop, you'll receive an email with a link to your Zoom session.  


SummerWrite 2020 registration is now open!

Writers & Books welcomes you to SummerWrite 2020, our 35th season. Many of our tried-and-true camps are returning, and we’re excited to offer new experiences for all age groups across a broad range of topics.

To promote the health and safety of participants and staff, this year, our camps will take place as interactive virtual experiences using Zoom. Our creative, expert teaching artists have been hard at work to ensure that our virtual camps maintain the same high quality learning experiences you've come to expect from SummerWrite.

We've reduced some class times, resulting in lower fees, and a handful of camps have been canceled. If your child is enrolled in a canceled camp, you will have an opportunity to transfer registration to a different class or request a refund. Please hold tight: you'll hear from us with specifics after June 1. Or sign up to receive our weekly e-blast for all our programming news.

SummerWrite FAQ


We provide scholarships:

We have taken steps to increase access to our scholarship program with an anonymous online application portal that eliminates the “gatekeeper.” If your family earners have been furloughed, laid off, or separated due to COVID-19 and the economic downturn, please don't hesitate to apply for a scholarship based on the level of your current household income.

      • Need-based Youth Scholarship and Mardy Mohammed Youth Scholarship funds are available to all qualifying families without restriction.
      • Claire Allen Memorial Scholarship Fund: Need-based scholarships are available for girls, ages 11 -15, living in Livingston County. To apply, please go to

Claire Allen was a dedicated SummerWrite student in 2016 and 2017. An avid reader and writer whose original work was published in Stone Soup, New Moon, and elsewhere, she was an award-winning student and athlete and an accomplished musician and actor. Claire was bright and incredibly kind, and was passionate about social justice. Her memory lives on through this fund.

Apply for scholarships HERE.


Register for SummerWrite:

Online: The easiest way to register is right here on our website. Click on the camp you are interested in, and follow the link to register.

View a full list of our 2020 SummerWrite instructors, with bios, HERE