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

Young Adult Writers Program (YAWP): Science Fiction and Fantasy

No Longer Enrolling

  • $0.00 Non-Member
  • $0.00 Member

Class Description

Whether you love Doctor Who or Harry Potter (or don't know very much about them), this one-day workshop will inspire you to jump in to the wonderful worlds of science fiction and fantasy! We'll define, for ourselves, what "science fiction" and "fantasy" mean today, discuss sub-genres (steampunk, urban fantasy, science fantasy, fairy tales, etc). The day will end with a "World Workshop", in which students will have a chance to present to a small group of their peers either a "world" they've been inventing or an idea they came up with in class. We'll also have a "media exchange", in which students who use writing apps, teen writing websites, or fanfiction sites can exchange information. This class is great for fans of J.K. Rowling, J.R.R. Tolkien, Rick Riordan, Ray Bradbury, Kelly Link, and Neil Gaiman.

Join GrubStreet’s Young Adult Writers Program (YAWP), a FREE creative writing workshop for Boston-area high schoolers. Our students come from a wide variety of high schools in the Boston area and enjoy cool writing exercises, mingling with fellow young writers, snacks, and an optional open mic. After four great years, YAWP has already been recognized by the Boston Globe as Boston's hub for writing teenagers. You must be 13-18 years to register.

Click here to register.

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!