Students in the creative writing program receive intense individualized and small group instruction in all aspects of writing, from the formulation of ideas to revising, publishing, and performing. Students participate in classes, workshops, field trips, and individual conferences with faculty members who are published authors. Students also read aloud their works-in progress, learn peer editing techniques, design and create their own chapbooks, and participate in several public readings. GSA writers meet and learn from a variety of visiting professional writers and guest artists.
Am I Eligible?
Resident of Kentucky
Sophomore or junior in a Kentucky high school or home school at the time of applying.
(Students attending conservatories outside of the state may be considered, but parents still must be residents of Kentucky. If selected as a finalist, students must audition or review in person).
GPA, SAT or ACT scores are not eligibility requirements for GSA.
How to Apply for Creative Writing
Submit your application, Complete the recommendation process, and
Prepare & Submit your digital submission online when the application goes live in November.
All materials (application, recommendations, digital submission) must be received by mid January.
Application and digital submission will be pre-screened online.
Notification of finalist status will happen at the end of February.
In-Person Finalist Reviews will be held March 23 & 24 at Centre College in Danville.
Updated Application, Digital Submission, and Finalist Review Information for 2018 is on the way!
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Have a more specific GSA question? Call us at 502.566.5192 or email us!