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Deadline Approaching: Teen Writers’ Master Workshop

Cortney2-copyWe are very proud and excited to announce the launch of our Teen Writers’ Master Workshop, a brand-new 2-week intensive program for teens who are serious about their writing. The workshop will run two weeks; July 13th through the 24th from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Below is a detailed overview of the course as well as information on the application process for enrollment:



  • Each student will be assigned a workshop group and primary instructor with whom you 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 intensives in poetry, fiction, slam poetry, playwriting, ekphrasis (writing from visual art), 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.



Students are admitted to this program by application only, which includes a personal statement, a sample of writing, and a letter of reference. Deadline is April 1, 2015. Selected students will be notified no later than the end of April.

Application can be found here: TeenWritersMasterWorkshopApplicationFinal


For more information on partial and full scholarships and with questions regarding the Teen Writers’ Master Workshop , contact Sally Bittner Bonn, Director of Youth Education and Community Outreach at or by phone at 473-2590 ext 109


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