Here at Grub Street, we're still feeling the excitment from our yearly YAWP Summer Teen Fellowship (if you didn't know—YAWP stands for Young Adult Writing Program). Each year the Fellowship immerses high school students in the writers' life of creative craft and publishing. During their three weeks at Grub, the 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 much more. In the spirit of writers' residencies for adults, all teens will receive a $300 stipend for their commitment to ...
Students from Grub Street's YAWP Summer Fellowship were tasked with writing stories of exactly 100 words. We asked them if we could publish some of them on our blog. The students are a mix of ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth graders.
The Ones That Grew with Storms
Teen writers! Check out our upcoming free YAWP Saturday (remote) sessions happening this Saturday, December 12th. We have workshops that cover a variety of topics such as fiction, personal essay, poetry, and more. Plus, we've added two brand new classes happening back-to-back on Saturday, December 19th: Dream It, Write It!: Explore Fantasy & Sci-Fi Writing and Weekend Writing Escape Session. Fill your day with writing by signing up for both! Note: All YAWP Saturdays in Fall 2020 will be held remotely on Zoom. Click here for more information.
*December 12th* Remote Saturday Sessions
By Katie Li
“You mean, you're taking a writing class at that place that has ads on the Green Line?”
This was the typical response I got when I told my friends about my summer plans. I was fifteen years old and ready to write something more meaningful and imaginative than the brief exercises assigned for English class. I was taking my very first creative writing workshop at Grub Street, a little known writing center that just happened to have a Young Adult Writers Program. It was the year 2000, a few years before the birth of Facebook, and ...
Drawing a blank? Need fresh ideas? Want to relieve some stress with a dose of creativity? Come join our last FREE YAWP Saturday Session of the season! Check below for more info about each of our upcoming sessions taking place remotely via Zoom on Saturday, May 15th. Note: All YAWP Saturdays in Spring 2021 will be held remotely on Zoom. Click here for more information.
*Remote* Saturday Sessions
Defying Genre: Exploring Experimental Writing (Remote)
Saturday, May 15th from 12:00pm – 3:00pm (EDT)
During this session of genre-bending, -blending, and -embodying, we ...
By Brianna Gielow
I’ve been being a little coy when I tell everybody that I went to the YAWP program ‘back when I was in high school.’ The truth is, it really hasn’t been long enough to say ‘back when’ yet. I would have just graduated this spring if I hadn’t decided to skip out on my senior year. My high school experience sucked in nearly every way you could think of- classes were boring, the teachers were almost as uninspiring as my peers, I had lots of fights with my friends, and I felt intellectually stifled