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

Young Adult Writers Program (YAWP): Writing from Real Life

No Longer Enrolling

  • $0.00 Non-Member
  • $0.00 Member

Class Description

Course Description:

Creative writing has always been considered an incredibly personal process. Whether it's a poem, a novel, a short story or an essay, words have a way of generating new worlds. But how do we write about the world we already live in? In this workshop, we will complete exercises that focus on real life experiences from a first person perspective. We will also write in ways that will interrogate how we perceive and process current events. You will leave energized and confident writing about real life experiences!

Takeaways:

By the end of the workshop, students will have completed drafts of brief narratives chronicling personal events that have affected/shaped their lives.

Who Should Register?

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

*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.)

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

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!