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Summer Program Spotlight: Smith College’s Creative Writing Workshop

By Autumn Shelton One of the many beautiful buildings on Smith’s Campus Photo Credit: Smith College The Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars Program has eleven college partners (you can learn more about them here ) where girls can learn subjects ranging from scientific laboratory research to filmmaking. Today I’ll highlight the program I attended back in 2017: Smith College’s Creative Writing Workshop. I was only fourteen years old and more than 1000 miles away from home when I arrived on Smith’s campus. Immediately the red brick buildings and lucious quads caught my eyes. What kept my attention was the welcoming community of young women scholars. As an all-girls school, Smith allowed me to enjoy the academic atmosphere of every summer program while adding a layer of sisterhood that has not yet been replicated. In addition, while the summer campus is incredibly inclusive to people from all backgrounds, it also forces you to challenge your beliefs and evaluate issues from al

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