For Teens

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

Saturday, April 10th 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Remote! (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: Teens
Teen (13-18)
20 seats max

This class will be hosted remotely! You will be able to participate in class via Zoom videoconference 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! If you have questions about remote learning, please feel free to reach out to [email protected] for more information.

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 exhilarating pieces by poets such as Fatimah Asghar, Alan Pelaez Lopez, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Safia Elhillo, Kou Sugita, and Zachary Schomburg. 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! 

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

Who Should Register?
For writers ages 13 - 18 ONLY. Writing notebooks are available, but feel free to bring your own.
Remember, parents/guardians must also complete this permission form online before the start of the class. Otherwise, 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-Paraíso
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  • Poetry

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