Calling all lovers of words–written, spoken, drawn, or performed on stage!

Come find your people! Join GrubStreet’s Young Adult Writers Program (YAWP) is where high school students from all over the greater Boston area gather to craft their stories, share their ideas, and cheer each other on! YAWP offers three types of programs: free Saturday writing sessions, Teen Summer Writing Classes, and a three-week summer Teen Writing Fellowship .

Want to find out more about our teen programs? Join our YAWP mailing list for all the latest news (don't forget to click "teen classes" under Email Lists), and read former teen fellow Ruth Ballard's blog about why Grub's teen programs have been so important to young writers like her. 

If you have questions or need help selecting a course, please call (617) 675 9632, or email us at [email protected].

Free Saturday Sessions (In-Person or Online)

One Saturday each month, we offer FREE creative writing workshops on a wide variety of topics, led by our wonderful teen writing instructors. Join a group of likeminded teens to explore poetry, fiction, memoir, slam poetry, songwriting, playwriting, and much more! Learn more

Summer Teen Writing Fellowship

YAWP's Summer Teen Writing Fellowship immerses high school students in the writers' world of creative craft and publishing. During three intensive weeks at GrubStreet, teens work with published authors on original prose and poetry, meet with literary agents and editors, take field trips to inspirational locales like the ICA, and chat with popular contemporary authors. In the spirit of writers' residencies for adults, all teens will receive a $625 stipend for their commitment to the program and their time spent as working writers.

Teen Summer Writing Classes (In-Person or Online) 

Our summer weeklong classes take place Mondays through Fridays from 10:30-3:30pm in-person at our beautiful new Center for Creative Writing or online via Zoom, so you can join the YAWP summer experience however you want! Check out all of our Teen Summer Week-longs here. Scholarships are available and abundant for every single class. There is no limit to the number of scholarships you can apply for. When in doubt, give it a shot!

Weekly Writing Prompts

In need of some inspiration? Opt-in to receive weekly writing prompts and writing exercises (via email or snail mail, your choice)! These prompts are created especially for teens by YAWP instructors. Simply fill out this form.You can view all past writing prompts here.

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