Pre-College Creative Writing

GW Creative Writing for High School Students July 2013

Calling all creative writers! If you join Blueprint’s pre-college summer program at George Washington University this summer you can hone your skills with one of the best, Merridith Allen!

Merridith is a playwright, screenwriter, actress, martial artist, and
 yogini, which potentially qualifies her for a Jane-of-all-trades…she 
likes to think, anyway.  She is currently living in New York City, but
enjoys traveling around the world as much as she possibly can.
 and is looking forward to leading intrepid writers in her creative writing class.

writing_picAs a writer, Merridith’s plays have seen productions at such venues as The
 Manhattan Repertory Theatre, The Provincetown Theater, and The New Georges
 Theatre space.  Her play, “The House of Fallen Snow” was a finalist at The
 Strawberry One Act festival, and went on to become a film which has just
placed second in The Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition.  She writes a
fair amount of creative nonfiction and fiction, and likes to jump around
the country going to (and teaching at) as many literary festivals as

Click here for details about Merridith’s summer program for high school students.

When she is not scribbling away, Merridith can be found in a dojo training,
or teaching the Japanese martial art of Budo Taijutsu.  No, she will not
fashion throwing stars or smoke bombs for you, but yes, she has about a
hundred crazy stories she’ll happily share when asked.  Merridith is a
certified yoga instructor, and is excited to bring her practice into her
martial arts and writing life.

Creative Writing your thing but not interested in GW? Find another pre-college location here.