Teen Writing Courses

Are you a teen interested in writing poems and stories? Maybe you’re just beginning and want to try your hand at creative writing in a supportive but rigorous atmosphere, or maybe you’ve been filling notebooks with plays and rhymes for years. Either way, GrubStreet's teen camps are for you! Each camp will read and discuss published short stories and poems, do writing exercises, talk about craft (the tools and techniques in poetry and fiction), and the writing process. For high school students only. Scholarships available!

Upcoming Teen Courses

All the classes below will be held at GrubStreet HQ:

162 Boylston Street, 5th floor

Boston, MA 02116

Winter/Spring 2018 Vacation Week Teen Camps

Registration is now open!

February Vacation Week of Creative Writing for Teens with Gabe Bump: 2/20 to 2/23

April Vacation Week of Creative Writing for Teens with Karina van Berkum: 4/17 to 4/20 

Summer 2018 Schedule

Stay tuned for the specific class descriptions to be released soon! The dates listed below are to assist in your early planning. The dates could change, though rarely. 

June 2018   

June 24-29 - 10:30am to 3:30pm

July 2018  

July 9-13 - 10:30am to 3:30pm

July 16-20 - 10:30am to 3:30pm

July 23-27 - 10:30am to 3:30pm

July 30-Aug.3 - 10:30am to 3:30pm

August 2018 

Aug. 6-10 - 10:30am to 3:30pm

Aug. 6-10 - 2:00 to 5:00pm [Advanced Teen Class]*

Aug. 13-17 - 10:30am to 3:30pm

Aug. 13-17 - 2:00 to 5:00pm [Advanced Teen Class]*

Aug. 20-24 - 10:30am to 3:30pm

Aug. 20-24 - 2:00 to 5:00pm [Advanced Teen Class]*

Aug. 27-30 (4 day sessions to close out the summer) - 10:30am to 3:30pm

Aug. 27-29 (3 day sessions) - 10:30am to 3:30pm -- Preparing your portfolio of work for submission to fellowships, contests, publication, and programs, etc. 

*For advanced teen classes, students need to have taken a certain number of YAWP workshops/classes:

4 or more YAWP Saturday classes


2 or more Teen Summer or vacation week classes


YAWP Slam Team member (past or present)


YAWP scholarships are made possible, in part, thanks to the Barr Foundation, the Boston Cultural Council, Esther B. Kahn Charitable Foundation, the Calderwood Foundation, the Highland Street Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, The Boston Foundation, and donors like you.