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For Teens

Young Adult Writers Program (YAWP): Piecing It Together: Storytelling Through Letters

Saturday, May 12th 12:00pm-4:00pm
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Level: Teens
Teen (13-18)
22 seats max
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Epistolary stories are those told through documents - letters, newspaper articles, diary entries, and any other piece of writing. It can provide a unique way to tell a story from multiple points of view, or unfold a mystery through various sources.

In this class, we will examine the use of the epistolary form in Dracula, as well as the short story “Ogres of East Africa” by Sofia Samatar. Through exercises, we will explore new possibilities for telling stories through various written documents in characters’ lives. By the end of this class, you will have new story ideas, outlines, and excerpts in the epistolary form. Writing notebooks will be available, but feel free to bring your own. For writers age 13 - 18 ONLY.

Join GrubStreet’s Young Adult Writers Program (YAWP), a FREE creative writing workshop for Boston-area high schoolers. Our students come from a wide variety of high schools in the Boston area and enjoy cool writing exercises, mingling with fellow young writers, snacks, and an optional open mic. After four great years, YAWP has already been recognized by the Boston Globe as Boston's hub for writing teenagers. You must be 13-18 years to register. 

Parents/guardians must also complete this permission form online before the start of the class. 


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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