Next session to be held in 2015

The next session will take place from July 27th to August 10th, 2015. Please continue to check back with this website to receive updates as we move on with our preparations for the 2015 summer session.

The BFWS staff and faculty have some great ideas for 2015!

Here are some impressions from last year’s session:


A lake in the middle of the Black Forest.


One of Freiburg’s gorgeous little alleys.


One of Freiburg’s rivers and streams.


Munster Market.

All pictures courtesy of the one and only Kirk Nesset.

Writing Opportunity in Germany

 July 23rd – August 6th, 2013




black forest writing seminars

Would you like to write and study literature at one of Europe’s oldest universities?

How about doing all this in a lively, picturesque German town in the enchanted Black Forest?

Come to Freiburg this summer to be inspired — learn poetry, fiction and nonfiction in a provocative, intimate setting with some of the finest writers writing in English.

Attend the Black Forest Writing Seminars July 23 – August 6, 2013.