Creative Writing Institute

The Creative Writing Institute Announces the 2014 Institute.

A New Time:  Early Spring (a great time to be in Florida) Sunday, March 16 book fair, late registration, and keynote address.  March  17-20 Classes.

Four classes with four major Florida authors (classes will be limited).

A New Location:  We are now at Florida Tech’s Foosaner Art Museum.


2014 Keynote Speaker:   John Dufresne

John Dufrense

Also teaching a class on longer fiction--the novel

About the Creative Writing Institute

The institute will host a staff of critically acclaimed published authors (please check bios). Now with its new location at the Foosaner Art Museum, located in the heart of the Eau Gallie Art District next to the Indian River and just a causeway away from the Atlantic Ocean and beautiful beaches, the Creative Writing Institute provides writers with a unique environment in which to create, study, and write among swaying palms and warm ocean breezes. classes and lectures.

Ira 4

Ira Sukrungruang

Creative nonfiction (the essay and memoir)


Terri 2

Terri Witek



Audrey Colombe

Audrey Colombe

Short Story  

Registration Information

Online Registration is now open for the March 16-19 2014 Creative Writing Institute. Early registration is encouraged as class enrollment is limited. Registrants must be 18 years or older as some writing classes may deal with adult situations and subject matter.

Class Prices
  • $250--four day, two hour class
  • Special discounts may apply* (See information below)
Bonus Events with light refreshments served:   
  • coffee hour readings and lectures - mornings and afternoons 
  • open mic night

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Local Hotels 
All authors will be staying at the Crowne Plaza   

A block of specially priced rooms at the Crowne Plaza has been reserved for students as well. 


For registration assistance contact:
Email :
Telephone : 321-674-8082 or 321-674-7248

For more information contact:

  Dr. John Lavelle -

  Dr. Melissa Crofton -

All those who enroll in the Creative Writing Institute are encouraged to submit their work to Florida Tech's Art and Literature Magazine: Kaleidoscope. You can submit directly:

Campus Map:


*FIT staff, faculty, students, and senior citizens 62+ receive a 25% discount by using this special registration link.