My two weeks at the Ithaca Writers Institute were one of the best two weeks I have ever experienced! Writing has been my passion for as long as I can remember, and living and studying with other high school students with the same love for writing was awesome. Between the classes, craft classes, breakout sessions, readings, and writing labs, I learned so much that I find extremely useful. The writing professors are supportive and provided great insight into the writing and editing process; they created an amazing learning atmosphere throughout the whole program. As the end of IWI drew near, I had made lifelong friends with a strong, common interest and I felt like Ithaca is really a wonderful place for writers.