The 2011 Summer Teen Fellowship
Grub Street's Summer Teen Fellowship immerses high school students in the writers' life of creative craft and publishing. During three weeks at Grub Street, the teens work with published authors on original prose and poetry, meet with literary agents and editors, take field trips to inspirational locales like the ICA, and much more. In the spirit of writers' residencies for adults, all teens will receive a stipend for their commitment to the program and their time spent as working writers.
ProgramThe Summer Teen Fellowship is an intensive, three-week creative writing program for young writers. Through classes, workshops, and readings, students will generate new work, learn about the craft of writing, and gain knowledge of the writing/publishing world. In the tradition of adult writing fellowships, each student will receive a stipend of $300 upon completing the program. The YAWP Fellowship is by application only and only 18 students will be chosen to participate.
When: July 18th-August 4th, Monday-Thursday from 10:30am-3:30pm. Snacks are included each day.
Who: All incoming 9th-12th graders in the Boston area with an interest in creative writing.
Where: Grub Street World Headquarters, at 162 Boylston Street in Boston, MA 02116.The program has these 3 elements:
- Generative: Writing from exercises in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction.
- Workshopping: Learning how a traditional workshop works, learning how to give and receive feedback.
- Learning About the Writing/Publishing World: Learning about opportunities for writers during and outside of college, as well as the world of agents, editors and the writing marketplace.