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

Week of Fiction for Teens

No Longer Enrolling

  • $475.00 Non-Member
  • $450.00 Member

Class Description

Class Description:

Ever wondered how to write a scene so immersive a reader feels like she's there in the room? Or how to create characters so vivid and strange, you walk around thinking like them for the rest of the day?

Writers will sharpen their skills during a weeklong escape into the world of short stories. We'll read a wide range of brilliant short stories and discuss how, exactly, they work--and why they blow us away. We'll discuss all the elements of craft--from point-of-view, to dialogue, to characters, to scene-building--and practice using them in our own stories.

Takeaways:

By the end, every writer will leave with a complete draft of a short story. Our class will gradually ramp up in intensity, from round-table discussions and lectures, to in-class writing activities, to mini-workshops and mini-readings by the end of the week! Readings will be provided by the instructor.

Who Should Register?

For writers 13 -18 ONLY. Writing notebooks will be available, but feel free to bring your own.

Parents/guardians must also complete this permission form online before the start of the class.

Scholarships:

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. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is Wednesday, August 15th at 5pm. Learn more and apply.

*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!