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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.


Institute Celebrates Fifth Anniversary Year

June 2017 will mark the fifth season of the Kenyon Institute, an array of programs for adults who seek to become better writers in their professional fields, and who are interested in life-long learning through literature.

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Our Programs

Registration for our 2017 programs will begin October 18.

June 18 — June 24

Kenyon Summer Seminar

Explore great eras in history—World War II, the Enlightenment, the voyages of discovery—alongside intriguing journeys into the worlds of travel writing, fashion, poetry 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 11 — June 17

Kenyon Playwrights Conference

An intensive playwriting workshop led by literary managers and commissioned playwrights from the Old Vic, Roundabout Theatre Company and Seattle's ACT Theatre.

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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