Appomattox Regional Governor’s School

for the arts & technology

512 W. Washington St, 23803 | P:804-722-0200 F:804-722-0201

Admission Requirements for Literary Arts

(30 minutes)

  •  Students are required to bring with them two copies of a portfolio consisting of 3-4 examples of their highest quality creative writing in any of the following genres: poetry, fiction (short story, novella, novel), creative non-fiction essays (no research papers), song lyrics, or an original play.  The work should be original and may be from different genres (ex. two poems, one short story and one play) or from one genre (ex. three poems or three short stories).  The works should be typed and should not have peer or teacher comments.  Staple together the contents of each copy of the portfolio (two separate portfolio copies) and do not include in a binder.  Students will turn in both copies of the portfolio at the registration desk upon arrival.


  • On-site composition may be required.

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