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Since 2010, the BYU-Idaho English Department has sponsored a Student Writing Retreat for students interested in creative writing. Under the direction of creative writing faculty, twelve to eighteen students experience an intensive three-day writing opportunity. At the retreat, students and faculty work for several hours a day on their own writing, in a largely self-directed manner.

Students are selected through an application process, which includes a writing sample. The BYU-Idaho English Department provides funds for the retreat; therefore, applicants are limited to English majors and minors. The Student Writing Retreat is typically held at the Quickwater Ranch in Victor, Idaho. Meals and sleeping quarters are provided at no cost to the student.