Creative Writing Workshop


Come back to Carlisle for a special writing workshop led by Susan Perabo, professor of creative writing and writer-in-residence


Dickinson alumni are invited to participate in a special in-person opportunity for creative writers. This course is open to all alumni who have experience in writing fiction—either in college or beyond. This is a small, intensive workshop; the focus will be primarily on participants’ process and work. All students will submit two stories -- one prior to the on-campus workshop, and one between the on-campus workshop and the virutal sessions -- and will be asked to read and thoughtfully comment on all of their classmates’ submissions.


Week 1: On-Campus Workshop

Saturday, Jan. 21, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Dickinson College


Writers will gather on campus for a one-day, intensive writing workshop. Dinner on Friday (optional) and lunch and dinner on Saturday will be provided.


Weeks 2 & 3: Virtual Workshops

Thursday, Feb.  , and Thursday, Feb  , 7 p.m.


Writers will meet via Zoom to continue developing the work started during the on-campus workshop.


$500 per person. Space is very limited. Registrants must be able to commit to the full in-person workshop as well as the virtual workshops. Please register by Monday, Jan. 3, 2023.  


Susan Perabo’s most recent books are The Fall of Lisa Bellow (2017) and Why They Run the Way They Do (2016), both from Simon & SchusterHer work has been anthologized in Best American Short Stories, Pushcart Prize Stories and New Stories from the South, and her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in numerous publications, including One Story, Glimmer TrainThe New York TimesThe Sun and The Chronicle of Higher Education. 

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