AIM: Creative Writing

The 2023 session of AIM was a great success. Please check back on December 15 for details about next summer’s program and to submit an application. Sign up for an email reminder.

If you’re a rising junior or senior, we invite you to apply to our intensive three-week writing program. Academic Immersion: Creative Writing is offered in partnership with BU’s MFA Program in Creative Writing, one of the oldest and most prestigious programs in the nation.

Here, you will hone your craft by focusing on a single genre each week: fiction, poetry, and screenplays. You will develop formal techniques in each genre during morning seminars led by BU instructors who are also seasoned writers.

Your afternoons will be filled with writing workshops, free-write sessions on campus and around Boston, visits from guest speakers, and pilgrimages to important cultural institutions throughout the city to see where other writers found inspiration.

The program concludes with a “writers showcase,” where you will share one of your own pieces with peers and other members of the BU community.

During the program, you will:

  • Learn formal techniques and approaches to writing poetry, fiction, and screenplays
  • Study with accomplished writers who are part of BU’s MFA Program in Creative Writing, one of the most highly ranked programs in the country
  • Practice your craft and hone your style while gaining valuable insight into the writing process
  • Develop confidence in your creative writing abilities through constructive critique and feedback

There are plenty of social activities to make sure everyone becomes familiar with the BU campus, Boston – and each other! You can plan your own free time or participate in weekend group activities, or even mix it up and join students in our other programs for a variety of scheduled events.

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How to Apply

Applications open on December 15.



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