Upcoming YAWP Free Saturday Sessions

Teen writers! Check out our upcoming free YAWP Saturday (remote) sessions happening on Saturday, April 10th. We have workshops that cover a variety of topics such as fiction, personal essay, poetry, and more. Note: All YAWP Saturdays in Spring 2021 will be held remotely on Zoom. Click here for more information.


*Remote* Saturday Sessions


Beautiful Compression: Turning Drafts into Sparkling Gems (Remote)
Maria A Pinto
Saturday, April 10th from 12:00pm – 3:00pm (EST)
via Zoom

In this generator, we’ll look at the finished works and drafts of famous writers, complete writing exercises designed to get you in the right frame of mind to whittle your piece down to the essentials and work on tightening some of your existing writing. Learn more and join the waitlist.


Raising the Stakes: Building Conflict in Your Scene (Remote)
Paloma Valenzuela
Saturday, April 10th from 12:00pm – 3:00pm (EST)
via Zoom

In this workshop, we will discuss conflict in a scene and tools and tips on how to raise the stakes and drive your plot to build a stronger script. Students will come away with a better understanding of the need for conflict in their scripts and will take home with them some tips to strengthen these scenes. Learn more and join the waitlist.


Write Yourself Outta That Rut: Poets’ Edition (Remote)
Kayla Degala-Paraíso
Saturday, April 10th from 12:00pm – 3:00pm (EST)
via Zoom

If you call yourself a poet but haven’t written a single word in months, never fear: you are still a poet, and you are not alone! Sometimes, we hit a wall in our projects; other times, our art flies off the table entirely. Join this generative writing session to get re-grounded, revived, and re-inspired. Learn more and register.

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