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School of Literary Arts

School of Literary Arts, Literary Arts Classes at Callanwolde

Literary Arts at Callanwolde – Get inspired by our beautiful and historic 12 acre campus.

Callanwolde School of Literary Arts – Take all 3 foundation classes and earn a Certificate of Completion or take foundation or specialty courses a la carte with instructor permission for foundational II, III


Creative Writing – Age 12 and up



  • Intro to Creative Writing I

  • Intro to Creative Writing II

  • Intro to Creative Writing III


Click here to explore our Literary Arts classes and register online!


Creative Writing Foundation Track

Students who complete all 3 classes will earn a signed certificate of completion. Foundation classes can also be taken ala carte with instructor permission. Callanwolde also offers specialty classes and workshops! Click here to view our selection of writing classes.

Intro to Creative Writing I

This course is an introduction to various forms of writing, including fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Students experiment with writing in each of these genres. The class is comprised of technique and style discussions, reading assignments, and writing exercises.

Intro to Creative Writing II

Students continue to explore poetry, short story, and personal nonfiction writing while building upon the techniques learned in the previous course. Assignments will enable students to sharpen their creative skills. Instructor feedback helps students continue to improve their self-expression and self-editing skills.

Intro to Creative Writing III

This course allows each student to focus in-depth on the specific genre of personal interest while improving their technical and creative abilities. Students also share their creative works and give and receive feedback through class presentations.

 EXPLORE CREATIVE WRITING CLASSES

Scholarship Assistance

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center awards scholarships based on financial need and/or merit. Please visit our main Scholarships page here for scholarship applications and additional information.

About Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

Callanwolde was built in 1920 by Charles Howard Candler, eldest son of The Coca-Cola Company founder Asa Griggs Candler. The estate is located in the Druid Hills neighborhood of Atlanta and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The 12 acre estate contains a magnificent Tudor Revival style mansion, lush gardens, and several outer buildings. Click here to learn more about the history of Callanwolde.

Today, Callanwolde is owned by Dekalb County and is the home of Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. Callanwolde Fine Arts Center is a cultural community conservatory of the arts on a 12 acre campus. Callanwolde offers classes in the performing arts (music, music recording, dance, dance fitness), visual arts (painting/drawing, pottery, weaving/textiles, jewelry/metalsmithing, photography), writing, yoga, horticulture, culinary arts and more to students of all ages.

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
980 Briarcliff Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30306

980 Briarcliff Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30306 | (404) 872-5338 | Contact