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Applying to the Kidd Workshops

Successful applicants are motivated to develop their writing and their literary craft through serious intellectual engagement. In addition, they have a deep commitment to helping their peers grow as artists.

Many students also pursue a minor in creative writing. The Kidd Workshops fulfill half of the requirements for the minor.

If you have questions after reading through our website, please contact the Kidd Director:

Brian Trapp

Application Season

Undergraduate application materials must be submitted online.

Applications are accepted during Winter term for Fall entry only.

D E A D L I N E    E X T E N D E D

Apply now for Fall 2020 admission by

noon on
Monday, April 6, 2020.

Application Packet

Undergraduates must submit the following (online):

  • Application Form
  • Personal Statement
    We would like to know your favorite single sentence or two lines of poetry in all of literature. Fiction writers need not limit their selections to prose, nor should poets feel the need to limit themselves to poetry. In a brief statement, use the chosen passage to give us an idea of your relationship to the literature you love, and what you hope to achieve in the Kidd Workshops.
  • Writing Sample
    Upload your creative writing sample:

    • For poetry — 4 poems or up to 4 pages of poetry (single-spaced).
    • For fiction — up to 10 pages in length of fiction or creative nonfiction (double-spaced). Unfinished stories are acceptable, but please provide the first ten pages (rather than the middle or final ten) of any given sample.

    Applicants wishing to apply to both genres may do so in a single application by submitting a shorter submission for the second choice genre:

    • For poetry — 3 pages of poetry (single-spaced).
    • For fiction — 5 pages in length of fiction or creative nonfiction (double-spaced).
  • Transcript
    Submit unofficial current transcripts with your overall GPA. A copy of your DuckWeb degree audit is acceptable.

Ready to apply?

Online Applications — Click here  to complete the online application and upload documents.


Applicants are notified of committee decisions mid-May by email.

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