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 classes are for you! Each class 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 riting process. For high school students only. 

Scholarships are available for all classes!

All the classes below will be held at GrubStreet HQ:
162 Boylston Street, 5th floor
Boston, MA 02116

Summer 2018 Upcoming Classes

All classes are 10:30am to 3:30pm except when noted otherwise.

Week of August 13-17
YAWP Free Spoken Word Wednesdays with JR Mahung (3:45 to 5:15pm: August 15th)

Week of August 20-24
Week of Creative Writing (Section C) with D. Eric Parkison
Week of Fiction with Kelly Dalke
Week of Sci-fi & Fantasy: Focus on Worldbuilding with Stephanie K. Brownell
Fiction II with Katie Bayerl, 2 to 5pm [Advanced Teen Class]* 
YAWP Free Spoken Word Wednesdays
with JR Mahung (3:45 to 5:15pm: August 22nd)

Week of August 27-30
August Week of Creative Writing: Focus on Multi-dimensional Female Characters with Marcella Haddad
Week of Creative Writing + Mixed Media with Laura Boffa
Prep, Polish, Apply! Week of Portfolio Prep with Denise Delgado, Aug. 27-29 (3 days) 
YAWP Free Spoken Word Wednesdays with JR Mahung (3:45 to 5:15pm: August 29th

*For advanced teen classes, students must meet one of the following criteria

  • Has taken 4 or more YAWP Saturday classes
  • Has taken 1 or more Teen Summer or vacation week classes in the past 2 years
  • YAWP Slam Team member (past or present)
  • Completed the GrubStreet Teen Summer Fellowship


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.