New Class!
For Teens

#OurVoices LGBTQ: Week of Creative Writing for Teens

Monday-Friday, August 7th - August 11th, 10:30am-3:30pm
GrubStreet HQ
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Level: Teens
12 seats max

Write the book you want to see in the world--whether you’re working on your first novel or writing short stories, poetry, plays, graphic novels, or even fan fiction! In this immersive workshop, you can be yourself and write what you love alongside other teens who share common experiences in a community that is truly your own. You’ll also develop your writing voice, hone your craft, and gain confidence in your writing and reading your work aloud.

Each day will be filled with readings from LGBTQ authors and writing exercises designed to get you thinking and creating: How can you ensure your character is three-dimensional vs. a trope? How do you tap into language—what’s said and unsaid—to create drama and tension in your work? How can you take your five senses and wield them to create fictional worlds that truly come alive?

No matter where or how you identify along the full LGBTQ spectrum, including those who are questioning, you’re welcome in this workshop! Writing notebooks will be available, but feel free to bring your own. Scholarships are available for those with financial need. For writers age 13-18 ONLY.


GrubStreet is happy to be able to offer a limited number of full scholarships for our teen writing camps. To apply for a scholarship, please click the "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" link above, and complete the online form describing why you want to take the teen writing camp and detailing your financial need. Please wait to hear from our Scholarship commiittee before registering for the class, as scholarships cannot be applied retroactively. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is Friday, July 28th at 5pm. 

*If you are registering on behalf of your teen, add their email information in the “For a Friend or Child?” field on the right-hand side of the screen before you check out. This will send them a direct link and reminder to create their own profile with GrubStreet. 

(After adding the class to your cart, click "Checkout" and click “Add” next to “For a Friend or Child?” on the right-hand side to fill in their email. This is an easy way of linking the class to your child and encourages them to create their own account.)


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Kelly J. Ford
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Previous Students Say

  • "Generative"
  • "High-Energy Class"
  • "Supportive Environment"
  • "Inspired Me to Write More"


  • Inspiration
  • In-Class Writing
  • Craft Lessons
  • In-Class Writing Prompts
  • Study Published Writing
  • Generate New Work


  • The Novel
  • Short Fiction
  • Personal Essay
  • Nonfiction
  • Playwriting
  • Poetry

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