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  • Workshop
  • Online: Zoom
  • Adult (18+)
  • 5 Weeks

YA/MG Writing Group: Dropping the Mac and Cheese

No Longer Enrolling

  • $170.00 Non-Member
  • $150.00 Member

Class Description

Do you understand the angst of a dropped plate of mac and cheese in the middle school cafeteria? A spell gone wrong in AP Hexing? A doomed romance in a climate-change wasteland? If you live and breathe in the MG/YA universe, and need to commit some time each week to your work-in-progress, then this is the group for you.

Each week, we’ll do writing sprints so you can devote time in each session to your MG or YA novel—no “the dog ate my homework” excuses! Then, you’re off to study hall (well, breakout rooms) with your fellow writers to share your new writing, giving and receiving on-the-spot feedback. We’ll also chat about books, the writing process, the MG/YA industry, etc. Come spend dedicated time with your work-in-progress and connect with other writers in our genre.



Class Format

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!



Scholarship Information

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

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!