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Advanced Fiction Writing in Montana

Advanced Fiction Writing in Montana

Advanced Fiction Writing in Montana
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26 Jul 2012 to 3 Aug 2012


Environmental Humanities Education Center

Roam the streets of a ghost town. Experience a taste of the Wild West. Study the land, the plant life, and the history of Montana’s Centennial Valley in this
9-day program. Join us in this 3-credit course as you study fiction writing or graphic design and explore ways to generate ideas your stories or your artwork.

Registration for this program is now open. If you want to join WSU for this amazing opportunity, sign up as soon as possible – spots will go fast!

Destination: Lakeview, MT
Dates: July 26 to August 3, 2013
Program Director: Sian Griffiths
Director Email: siangriffiths@weber.edu


The Academics

For participating in this travel study program, you will receive either 3 credits toward a B.A. (ENGL 3350) or 2 credits toward an M.A. (MENG 6610) in English. Successful completion of ENGL 1010 and 2010 are prerequisites for ENGL 3350.

The Faculty

Sian Griffiths Sian Griffiths is an assistant professor of English at WSU. She has taught creative writing at the collegiate level since 2001. Her creative work has been published in a number of publications and her story “What Is Solid” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her first novel, Borrowed Horses, is forthcoming from New Rivers Press.

The Itinerary

April 2013: on-campus orientation.
April and May, 2013: On-campus preparatory coursework (3 2-hour sessions)
July 26: leave WSU at 8:00 AM and travel to Lakeview, Montana.
July 27 – August 2: Classes, activities, lectures, and writing.
August 3: REturn to campus
August 16: Final portfolios due by email.

The Details

The tentative cost of $967 includes:

  • Transportation
  • Lodging
  • Meals
  • Faculty and course credit

All participants must be at least 18 years old, have completed at least one year of college coursework, and be in good physical and mental condition. This program is open to all WSU students and members of the community; however preference will be given to WSU students, especially those pursuing an English degree. Participants will be expected to sleep in a bunkhouse, write outdoors, hike in rough terrain, and, conditions permitting, ride horseback. Participants should be able to swim and not have any medical conditions that would endanger them or other participants. Participants may need to supply some personal items for sleeping such as a pillow, sheets, blankets, and/or sleeping bag.

The Bottom Line

$500 non-refundable deposit due March 15, 2013.
Remaining balance due no later than April 15, 2013.

You may pay in person at the Hurst Center room 102B, by phone with a credit card, 626-6600, or 1-800-848-7700, extension 6600.


The Fine Print

If the trip is cancelled, all participants will be refunded in full. Any refunds for withdrawal from the program will be determined by the Study Abroad Director according to the recoverability of incurred costs and fees, and according to Continuing Education Policy. Once the group leaves, all costs are non-refundable in their entirety. Dates and prices may change. It is the responsibility of each participant to be aware of any changes by staying in contact with Study Abroad and the program director.



If you have any questions, feel free to contact your program director, or call Continuing Education at (801) 626-6600.