Teen Summer Classes

GrubStreet's Teen Summer Writing Classes give writers aged 13 - 18 the opportunity to explore all different types of genres, topics, and styles of creative writing in the company of other teens who love words – written or spoken.

Our week-long classes take place Mondays through Fridays from 10:30 - 3:30pm in-person at our beautiful new center for creative writing and online via Zoom, so you can join the YAWP summer experience however you want.

Our instructors are published authors and/or performers who’ve been recognized with fellowships, residencies, and awards across the state, region, and nation. They gather at GrubStreet to teach in a community that celebrates and supports writers of all ages and experience levels. 

Whether you’re seeking to express yourself or you want to get published, come write with us. You can take one class or join us for multiple classes over the course of the summer. Take a look below to see all of our teen summer classes. As always, scholarships are available for every single class below and are super easy to apply for.

Wanna learn more about our summer YAWP offerings? Join us on Wednesday, June 1st, from 6:30pm-7:30pm, for our Teen Summer Virtual Open House & Info Session.

June 27th through July 1st, 10:30am-3:30pm ET


July 5th through 8th, 10:30am-3:30pm ET


July 11th through 15th, 10:30am-3:30pm ET


July 18th through July 22nd, 10:30am-3:30pm ET

  • Writing Comics and Graphic Novels with Asata Radcliffe (registration link coming soon) (Online: Zoom)
  • Heroes & Villains in Fiction with Timothy Weed (Online: Zoom)


July 25th through 29th, 10:30am-3:30pm ET


August 1st through August 5th, 10:30am-3:30pm ET


August 8th through August 12th, 10:30am-3:30pm ET


August 15th through August 19th, 10:30am-3:30pm ET




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 Linde Family Foundation, and donors like you.

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