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

Young Adult Writers Program (YAWP): Writing with 20/20 Vision

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  • $0.00 Non-Member
  • $0.00 Member

Class Description

Class Description:

Part of our job as writers is to see, and help others see, the world anew. It’s not an easy task! We get used to just about anything, and once we do, we stop seeing those things for what they are. Those of us with poor eyesight might recall what it’s like to have the world around us gradually dull, blur, and not until we finally put on our new glasses do we realize what we’ve been missing.

Takeaways:

In this one-day class we will engage in activities, readings, and workshops that help us sharpen our creative "vision." We’ll read and listen to others' work, partake in on-your-feet activities, and discuss techniques to keep your writing fresh and the ideas flowing.

By the end of the day you’ll be swimming in new prompts and images, ready to use your 20/20 vision to see, and help others see the awesome worlds you create!

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. 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!

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!