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

#OurVoices LGBTQ: Week of Creative Writing for Teens

No Longer Enrolling

  • $475.00 Non-Member
  • $450.00 Member

Class Description

Write the book you want to see in the world--whether you’re working on your first novel or writing short stories, poetry, plays, graphic novels, or even fan fiction! In this immersive workshop, you can be yourself and write what you love alongside other teens who share common experiences in a community that is truly your own. You’ll also develop your writing voice, hone your craft, and gain confidence in your writing and reading your work aloud.

Each day will be filled with readings from LGBTQ authors and writing exercises designed to get you thinking and creating: How can you ensure your character is three-dimensional vs. a trope? How do you tap into language—what’s said and unsaid—to create drama and tension in your work? How can you take your five senses and wield them to create fictional worlds that truly come alive?

No matter where or how you identify along the full LGBTQ spectrum, including those who are questioning, you’re welcome in this workshop! Writing notebooks will be available, but feel free to bring your own. Scholarships are available for those with financial need. For writers age 13-18 ONLY.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

GrubStreet is happy to be able to offer a limited number of full scholarships for our teen writing camps. To apply for a scholarship, please click the "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" link above, and complete the online form describing why you want to take the teen writing camp and detailing your financial need. Please wait to hear from our Scholarship commiittee before registering for the class, as scholarships cannot be applied retroactively. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is Friday, July 28th at 5pm.

*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. Please visit the Resources tab to access the video-conference link.

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!