Black Forest Writing Seminars

at Englisches Seminar, Freiburg, 79085 Germany

Cultivate your creative writing inspiration in the Black Forest with one of the best English Departments in Europe.

Black Forest Writing Seminars
Englisches Seminar
Freiburg 79085
Contact Phone
P: +49 (0)761 203 3348


The creative writing program is open to all levels of writers, and is situated in the picturesque, historic town of Freiburg, Germany, near the borders of Switzerland and France. Course offerings include workshops in poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and literature, featuring experienced authors and lecturers such as Ron Carlson, Roxane Gay, Adrianne Kalfopoulou, Sieglinde Lemke and Deborah Reed. All courses are conducted in English. Operated by the University of Freiburg, and by Germany’s top-ranking English department, the program attracts students of all kinds and all ages, European as well as Australian, African, Asian, Canadian and American. It’s a unique, rich, vital matrix for learning writing, offering much in the way of history, culture and nature — including a two-day writing retreat in the Black Forest and culminating in a reading by students and faculty. The next sessions will be held July 27th—August 10th, 2015.

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We're on hiatus this coming summer -- but are already planning great things for July/August 2015! Check in for sure in the fall!

Published on 2014-04-15 22:08:34 GMT

Classes begin in just over a week! Welcome to Freiburg!

Published on 2013-07-15 18:13:52 GMT

Roxane Gay and Deborah Reed, both faculty for the BFWS, are in the March/April issue of Poets & Writers magazine.

Published on 2015-02-18 04:07:13 GMT

Just wanted to clarify for those who are interested---the Black Forest Writing Seminar is open TO ALL WRITERS. You do not need to be a student in a university to enroll. Our applicants are a wonderfully diverse group of aspiring writers of all ages from around the globe.

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