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YAWP Summer Weeklong Classes

Come write with us this summer!

GrubStreet's Teen Summer Writing Classes give writers aged 13 - 18 the opportunity to explore all different types of genres, topics, and styles of creative writing in the company of other teens who love words – written or spoken.

Our weeklong classes take place Mondays through Fridays from 10:30am - 3:30pm (ET) in-person at our beautiful new center for creative writing and online via Zoom, so you can join the YAWP summer experience however you want.

Our instructors are published authors and/or performers who’ve been recognized with fellowships, residencies, and awards across the state, region, and nation. They gather at GrubStreet to teach in a community that celebrates and supports writers of all ages and experience levels.

Whether you’re seeking to express yourself or you want to get published, come write with us. You can take one class or join us for multiple classes over the course of the summer. Take a look below to see all of our teen summer classes!

If you have questions or need help selecting a course, please call (617) 675 9632, or email us at [email protected].

June 24th - 28th

July 1st - 3rd (3 Days)

July 8th - 12th

July 15th - 19th

July 22nd - 26th

July 29th - August 2nd

August 5th - 9th

August 12th - 16th

August 19th - 23rd

Scholarships & Registration Info

As always, scholarships are available for every single class below and are super easy to apply for. Students who need an MBTA pass to commute to class and/or a lunch stipend can request one using this form. Snacks, pens, notebooks and chromebooks (limited amount) will be provided!

All students must register in advance. Students under 18 must have a parent/guardian complete this brief consent form. If the student is 18, let us know at [email protected].

Teen Testimonials

“It's given me joy and confidence in myself and as a writer.”

“This class has provided me with the support, encouragement, and community to explore my own identity and how that plays a role in the writing I create!”

“Participating in YAWP has given me more confidence as a writer and person, as well as introduced me to more people with similar interests.”

“I feel more confident in my ability to not only tell a story, but to shape how readers relate to it.”

“It's cool to be able to see others with the same interest in writing and the shared support that everyone gives about the work.”

“I’m so glad that I signed up for this camp because I now have a plot and scenes planned out for my story which feels soooooo awesome. I also feel so much more comfortable sharing my writing with others.”

“It allowed me to learn new things that I don't in school.”

“I met a bunch of cool people and got more confident in my writing skills.”

“I learned that it's good to step out of my comfort zone!”

YAWP scholarships are made possible, in part, thanks to the Boston Public Library Fund, the Calderwood Charitable Foundation, the Liberty Mutual Foundation, the Linde Family Foundation, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, the RBC Foundation, the Vertex Foundation, and donors like you.