Upcoming YAWP Free Saturday Sessions

Check out our FREE YAWP Saturday Sessions for spring 2022! These sessions are free for Boston-area high schoolers. Whether you need fresh ideas, a dedicated space to write, or just want to geek out about the written word with other writers, we're here for you or the teen writer in your life. Check below for more info about each of our upcoming sessions. Note: All YAWP Saturdays in spring 2022 will be held remotely on Zoom. Click here for more information.


March 12th


Poetry as Activism

Kayla Degala-Paraiso

Saturday, March 12th from 12:00pm - 3:00pm
via Zoom

If you’re a young writer tired of watching the world go to sh*t, join us during this session of explorating activist poetry. Whether you want to write about the environment, poverty, education, equality, or other issues on the local, national, or global level, learn how the form of poetry can embody your passion and anger. Learn more.


Choose Your Own Adventure: Interactive Storytelling

Michele Ferrari

Saturday, March 12th from 12:00pm - 3:00pm
via Zoom

Do you ever think a story should have a different ending? Do you love the way video games let you explore the environment around the story? In this class, we will jump into the multiverse by constructing a story that has multiple possibilities then make it an interactive experience for the reader by using Twine, an easy to use digital fiction tool. Learn more.


Supercharge Your Story Openings

Tina Tocco

Saturday, March 12th from 12:00pm - 3:00pm
via Zoom

Story openings have a big job—they entice your reader to continue reading! But what’s the best way to get their attention? Dialogue? Setting? A knock-down argument? In this workshop, you’ll write your own story opening from a prompt. Then, you’ll revamp it—once, twice, maybe three times—creating different effects on each go-round. Learn more.

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