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

Teen Writing Camp: Story in Six Weeks

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  • $225.00 Non-Member
  • $205.00 Member

Class Description

Are you a teen interested in writing stories? Maybe you’re just beginning and want to try your hand at writing in a supportive but rigorous atmosphere, or maybe you’ve been sketching out characters and stories for years. Either way, this is the class for you!

In this course, we’ll focus on short stories and novels, looking at tools and techniques we can use to make our characters, worlds, and prose come alive for readers. Each week we will read and discuss published fiction, do brief writing exercises, and talk about the craft of writing. Students will have opportunities to share brief selections of their own work as well, offering and receiving feedback in a supportive workshop format.

In this class series, students will be encouraged to do work outside of class, building on in-class exercises and applying new techniques and feedback to their works in progress. Students should expect between 1-2 hours of writing outside of class each week. The result: At the end of six weeks, students will have a complete short story or set of chapters to call their own. For writers age 13-18 ONLY.


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 complete and submit this online form describing why you want to take the teen writing camp and detailing your financial need. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is Friday, January 16th at 5pm.

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!