Classes & Workshops

Ages: High School Stundents

Teen Writers’ Master Workshop

Instructor(s): Albert Abonado Sarah Freligh Kitty Jospé Sonja Livingston Sarah Cedeño
Location: WAB – 740 University Ave.

NOTE: Admission by application only. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. Must be 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’ brand-new Teen Writers’ Master Workshop is designed for serious and advanced writers. Each student will be assigned a workshop group and primary instructor (Sarah Cedeño or Sarah Freligh) with whom you will meet every morning. 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.

Afternoons will be dedicated to specific subjects within the world of writing including intensives in poetry, fiction, slam poetry, playwriting, ekphrasis (writing from visual art), plus one-on-one conferencing with your primary instructor, and some field trips in the Neighborhood of the Arts, including a trip to BOA Editions, the nationally acclaimed poetry publisher. In addition, instructors will give readings of their own work. The whole program will culminate with a student reading on Friday night and a published anthology of student work from the workshop.

Students are admitted to this program by application only which includes a personal statement, a sample of writing, and a letter of reference. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. Selected students can expect to be notified within a month of the date on which they submitted their application. Several partial and full scholarships are available for this program. Please submit scholarship application with your workshop application.