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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, this year with a cycling option for those who want to enjoy the scenery beyond the hill. Time to write, excellent instructors, personal feedback, inspiring colleagues—the Kenyon Institute is an opportunity for transformation.


“Great Books, Great Experiences” Week Premieres June 19-25

In addition to exploring books that changed the world and having top authors shed light on fascinating historical figures, the 2016 Summer Seminar—being dubbed “Great Books, Great Experiences”—will now deliver hands-on experiences to remember.

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Our Programs

Registration for our 2016 programs will begin November 1.

June 23 — June 26

Cycle Seminar

Morning rides through scenic Knox County and expert-led seminars on cycling technique and nutrition—plus all the evening fun of the Summer Seminar. Now also offering a two-day weekend option!

June 12 — June 18

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.

July 10 — July 16

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 8 — June 10

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.

June 19 — June 25

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 7 — July 9

Executive Communication

All the tools you need to become a compelling, literate, and persuasive speaker, in a course developed at Harvard and Brown Universities. A seminar for students and adults on the craft of speechwriting and public speaking.

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