For Teens

Young Adult Writers Program (YAWP): Write Yourself Outta That Rut: Poets' Edition

Saturday, October 16th from 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Remote! (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: Teens
Teen (13-18)
20 seats max

Teen Class Description:

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. We’ll read/listen to exhilarating pieces by poets such as Fatimah Asghar, Alan Pelaez Lopez, Denice Frohman, Joshua Jennifer Espinoza, Danez Smith, and Rudy Francisco. The instructor will also offer a series of optional writing exercises. Be in community with other poets, remember why you love writing, ask your questions, and get your creative juices flowing. New poets looking to jumpstart their craft are welcome, too! For writers age 13 - 18 ONLY.

Class takeaways:

Students will leave with the beginnings of 3-4 poems and a sense of rejuvenation.

Note About Our NEW Class Format: 

We’ve made our remote classes more flexible than ever — with plenty of optional portions designed to allow for screen breaks — while still keeping us connected as a writing community. Learn more. 

How Remote Learning works: 

This class will be hosted remotely! You will be able to participate in class via Zoom video conference from wherever you’re most comfortable. All you’ll need is a laptop or a phone! About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting via Zoom–no need to download anything or sign up for Zoom in advance! 

For parents registering their teens: 

*Note: Parents/guardians must complete this permission form online if your teen is under 18.* Unlike previous forms, you only need to fill this out ONE TIME, not for every class. If you cannot remember whether you have already filled it out, please email [email protected] and we will check for you!

If you do not complete the form, registrations could be voided and the cancellation policy will apply. If the student is 18, simply let us know at [email protected]

*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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Kayla Degala-ParaĆ­so
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  • Poetry

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