Please view or download our 2018 Fall Programs Catalog! To register for Fall 2018 courses at Callanwolde, please click here. As we prepare to launch a new website and registration software, please be aware and feel free to contact with any questions or needs.

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.


Meet Our Director of Literary Arts

Miles Davis, Callanwolde’s Director of Literary Arts

While traveling as young child in a military family, Miles fostered an appreciation for all things creative with encouragement from his siblings and parents. He started drawing and painting around age 5 and began creating stories for his characters in early elementary school.  In third grade, he even wrote a 30-page story loosely based on James and the Giant Peach.  His early inspirations include The Hobbit, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Berenstein Bears, and A Wrinkle in Time.  His creative interests continued to blossom as he investigated dinosaurs, magic, sports, and Boy Scouts. Miles also developed a deep interest in music and movies, further expanding his creative interests.  After receiving his Bachelor’s in Fine Art from Auburn University, Miles moved to Atlanta to pursue a career in the creative arts and shortly thereafter co-founded Massive Burn Studios, a fine art studio based on his pop-surrealist works. A few years later, Miles developed Butterpup & friends™, a children’s character brand aimed at recapturing the magic of childhood and introducing young audiences to imagination and creative play. The first four adventures in the Butterpup & friends™ picture book series launched in 2017 as his first published book series. Miles currently resides in the Atlanta area with his wife Merissa and their vivacious pup Pica.

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.

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