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About The Kenyon Institute

To write with mastery. To learn with joy.

For a week on one of the world’s most beautiful college campuses, the Kenyon Institute immerses you in an intellectual experience that can be profound, both personally and professionally. Writing workshops led by eminent practitioners in everything from playwriting to spiritual writing form the heart of the Institute. Other offerings include a stimulating “education vacation” for adults. Time to write, excellent instructors, personal feedback, inspiring colleagues—the Kenyon Institute is an opportunity for transformation.


Kenyon Institute in New York—Coming in January

Come back to the classroom with this one-day sampler from the Kenyon Institute, brought to you on January 7 in association with the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement in the heart of Manhattan. 

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Our Programs

Registration for our 2016 programs will begin November 1.

June 11 — June 17

Kenyon Playwrights Conference

An intensive playwriting workshop led by literary managers and commissioned playwrights from Atlantic Theater Company, Royal Exchange Theatre, and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.

June 18 — June 24

Kenyon Summer Seminar

Classic courses you always wanted to take—Virgil, Shakespeare, Beethoven, and more—alongside intriguing journeys into the worlds of baseball, politics, culinary spices, concepts of utopia, and more.

July 9 — July 15

Beyond Walls: Spiritual Writing at Kenyon

Designed for clergy, spiritual directors, and lay leaders to reach beyond their congregations with op-eds, blogs, social media, and the best tools of Christian and Jewish writing traditions.

June 7 — June 9

Kenyon Institute in Biomedical and Scientific Writing

A boot camp for doctoral students, M.D./Ph.D. candidates, and post-docs with the goal of leaving with publishable journal articles and grants.

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