Classes & Workshops

Ages: 15-18

Teen Writers’ Master Workshop

Instructor(s): Sarah Cedeño Leslie Youngblood Sara Bickweat Penner Lu Highsmith The Roc Bottom Slam Team Michael M.B. Galvin
Location: WAB – 740 University Ave.

Note: Admission by application only. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. Apply today!
Go to workshop-2017/ for the application.
Must be a rising sophomore, junior, senior, or just graduated, as of start date of program.
Are you a dedicated creative writer looking for specialized instruction and a peer group? Writers & Books’ Teen Writers’ Master Workshop is designed for serious and advanced writers. Each student will be assigned a workshop group and primary instructor with whom they will meet every morning from 9-Noon. These morning sessions will provide intensive lessons on craft, a wide variety of generative creative writing prompts, professional workshop experience, and instruction on revision and editing. A strong emphasis will be placed on the importance of reading as a writer. Reading and writing assignments will be expected to be completed at home over the course of the two weeks. The afternoons will be dedicated to specific subjects within the world of writing including, but not limited, to intensives in slam poetry, special topics in fiction, a screenwriting workshop with a professional screenwriter from L.A., instruction on giving a public reading, plus one-on-one conferencing with your primary instructor.
In addition, instructors will give evening readings of their own work. The whole program will culminate with a final student reading on Friday night and a published anthology of student work from the workshop.


If you would like to make a request for an accommodation, please email us at at least 10 days prior to the workshop or event.


To register for this class, or to get more information, please call (585)-473-2590 x107.