Fall quarter in Friday Harbor – Marine biology, literature and creative writing!

Once again, the English Department is collaborating with Marine Biology to offer an incredible opportunity: what could be more fun than spending fall quarter in the San Juan Islands at the UW’s Friday Harbor facility, writing creatively, reading, and studying the marine environment?   Creative writing, literature, and marine biology credit (NW credit, hands-on and suitable for non science types) is available — along with beach combing, riding around in boats, and sharing an experience you’ll always remember with faculty and other students in the beautiful accommodations up at Friday Harbor.

The program fees include everything: tuition, room, three delicious meals per day, snacks, and course materials.  Your only cost is your ferry ride to Friday Harbor and pocket money!


A U T U M N    i n    F R I D A Y   H A R B O R   

(photograph courtesy Sierra Nelson)

Friday Harbor is a UW satellite campus nestled in the San Juan islands that offers an ideal, idyllic break from the city.  It’s a place where students can take a full-quarter’s worth of classes (12-17 credits) amidst beautiful woods and water.  Read, write, and explore the sea and the seashore through literature, creative writing, marine biology, and fisheries courses that take full advantage of the San Juan Island setting.  What better place to read works of seafaring literature, or to take a marine biology course where you can actually interact with the marine life you’re studying?  Whether you consider yourself a poet, prose writer, avid reader, marine biologist, or none of these (yet!), a quarter at Friday Harbor is an incredible experience unlike anything you’ve ever had – or may ever again get to have.

The program costs include EVERYTHING: tuition (12-17 credits), fees, materials and supplies, room, and three delicious meals a day.


Check out the website for details and testimonials from English majors who’ve attended in the past: http://depts.washington.edu/engl/cw/poetryfh14.php, or email Jen Hoff or Bridget Norquist at engladv@uw.edu for more information.  Hope to see you at the harbor!

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