For Teens

Young Adult Writers Program (YAWP): What Makes a Novel?

Saturday, January 27th 12:00pm-4:00pm
GrubStreet HQ
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Level: Teens
23 seats max
Only 1 spot left!

You love coming up with characters and situations, but how do you know when a story is meant to be short or vs. a whole dang novel? In this session, we’ll work on naming the ingredients that make up a novel. We’ll look at a few novel exemplars to understand the elements that make them successful, and then you’ll have a chance to cook up your own novel recipe by selecting and defining your own ingredients. This session is great for students who want to generate new story ideas, sharpen their thinking about an existing project, or deepen their understanding of the novel as an art form. There will be lots of time to talk and test out ideas with classmates. 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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