Upcoming YAWP Free Saturday Sessions

Teen writers! Check out our upcoming free YAWP Saturday (remote) sessions happening tomorrow. We have workshops that cover a variety of topics such as fiction, personal essay, poetry, and more. Let's get writing! Note: All YAWP Saturdays in Fall 2020 will be held remotely on Zoom. Click here for more information.


NaNoWriMo: YAWP Edition! The Spark, the Lighthouse, the Plan (Remote)
Anneli Matheson
Saturday, October 17th from 12:00pm to 3:00pm
via Zoom

If you love storytelling, have always wanted to write a novel, and are keen to turn off that inner editor who might be holding you back, then sign up for NaNoWriMo: YAWP Edition! This multi-session class is designed to be encouraging, fun, and inspiring. You’ll become a part of a supportive writing community that will cheer for you every step of the way toward our YAWP goal of 25,000 words. Learn more.


Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (Remote)
KL Pereira
Saturday, October 17th from 12:00pm to 3:00pm
via Zoom

What's better than a scary story in October? This class will explore all the terrifying, creepy, and fun aspects of writing scary stories. We’ll look at classics from Poe and Mary Shelley to modern writers such as Helen Oyeyemi and Alice Sola Kim. Through in class exercises, we’ll practice creating memorable monsters, unforgettable atmospheres, and suspenseful twists and turns in plot that are the hallmarks of the scary story. Learn more.


Releasing the Oppression in Our Minds (Remote)
Saturday, October 17th from 12:00pm to 3:00pm
via Zoom

How often are we battling with the voices in our heads? How often are we trying to silence the voices that limits our creativity? This workshop creates a space for writers to explore their minds and fight back against oppression in their daily lives, writing. This interactive workshop will urge writers to analyze the root of the voices that "live" in our heads and bring them to a forefront in their work. Learn more.

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