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  • Workshop
  • Online: Zoom
  • Teen (13–18)
  • YAWP/Teen

Create Your Own Podcast & Stories

No Longer Enrolling

  • $475.00 Non-Member
  • $450.00 Member

Class Description

*Note: Parents/guardians must complete this permission form online if your teen is under 18.* Unlike previous forms, you only need to fill this out ONE TIME, not for every class. If you cannot remember whether you have already filled it out, please email [email protected] and we will check for you!

If you do not complete the form, registrations could be voided and the cancellation policy will apply. If the student is 18, simply let us know at [email protected]

Class Description:

Have you been wanting to make a podcast but don't know where to begin? This two week course will equip you with everything you need to create your own audio stories and podcasts using equipment you probably already know how to use: a mobile device. Learn and practice interviewing, recording, writing, storytelling, and editing--and leave with a completed, one to five minute radio story.

Audio is an exciting and personal medium. In this class, you’ll learn how to use sound to bring a story to life. You can choose to work on a personal essay, interview someone close to you, write a piece of fiction or poetry for radio—maybe even a radio play--it’s up to you! Week one we’ll jump right in listening, learning to record, and coming up with story ideas. In the second week, you’ll work with the instructor to script and edit your piece before presenting it to the class. You do not need your own equipment! GrubStreet will provide everything you need to make the most out of your creativity.

Takeaways:
By the end of the class, student podcasters will produce a finished audio segment of at least one minute. Segments can be longer, depending on each student’s individual progress and time investment.

**Note that this class spans 2 weeks, and runs for 2.5 hours each day. If you want to spend the whole day at Grub for two weeks, consider registering for this class as well as Creative Writing Immersion (Two Week), which runs from 1:30pm to 3:30pm on the same days!**

Scholarships:
Classes marked as “full” can still have scholarship spots available. So apply!
GrubStreet is happy to be able to offer some full scholarships for our teen writing camps. Please wait to hear from our Scholarship committee before registering for the class, as scholarships cannot be applied retroactively. Scholarships are distributed on a rolling basis, right up to 48 hours before class start. However, the sooner you apply, the better your chances of receiving a scholarship.


Who Should Register?
For writers ages 13 - 18 ONLY. Writing notebooks are available, but feel free to bring your own.


Remember, parents/guardians must complete this permission form online if your teen is under 18.* Unlike previous forms, you only need to fill this out ONE TIME, not for every class. If you cannot remember whether you have already filled it out, please email [email protected] and we will check for you!


*If you are registering on behalf of your teen, add their email information in the “For a Friend or Child?” field on the right-hand side of the screen before you check out. This will send them a direct link and reminder to create their own profile with GrubStreet.
(After adding the class to your cart, click "Checkout" and click “Add” next to “For a Friend or Child?” on the right-hand side to fill in their email. This is an easy way of linking the class to your child and encourages them to create their own account.)

Scholarships Format/Location

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting!

Zoom Participation:

Students are not required to turn their camera on, but are encouraged to participate any way they feel comfortable through functions such as the live chat, emoji reactions, and unmuting the microphone. Learn more about using Zoom here.

Zoom Accessibility:

We ask that instructors enable closed captioning and send a transcript of the session after class. You can also enable closed captioning at any time during the meeting. If your instructor forgets to send the transcript, just send ’em an email!