Young Writers Workshop 

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What We Do

The Young Writers Workshop is a nonprofit arts organization established in 1982 as the nation’s flagship program for young writers. Among its distinguished alumni are recipients of the MacArthur Fellowship “genius grant,” the National Book Award, and New York City’s Artist-in-Residence position, as well as many other notable honors.

Our Purpose

Now in its fourth decade, YWW continues to bring together a community of writers from across the country and internationally with a common purpose: to create a supportive, non-competitive environment where teenage writers can live and work together as artists. Guiding them towards this goal is a faculty of authors and residential staff who bring professional experience to the development of new talent. 

Our Setting

The Young Writers Workshop welcomes its participants to a retreat space where writers commune with each other and immerse themselves in an intensive study of one of six genres: fiction, poetry, graphic text, creative nonfiction, songwriting, and scriptwriting (both stage and screen). 

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