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    92Y Poetry Center Young Writers Workshop

    92Y Poetry Center Young Writers Workshop


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Two Weeks, Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, PG, College
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: Literature, Writing, Arts
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    • Career Clusters: Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    92Y Poetry Center's Young Writers Workshop is for young writers ages 12-14 and 15-18 in New York City's Upper East Side. It is a workshop for driven, intellectually curious young people who want to explore and develop their writing in a supportive, focused environment. Students gain a better understanding of their interests and goals as a writer, learn what it takes to make a literary career, and leave with a body of polished work.

    Classes are kept small so that faculty can give students personal attention and feedback. 

    Mornings consist of seminars in which students explore form and craft through analysis and creative prompts. In the afternoons, participants talk deeply and critically about their own work and learn to give smart and useful feedback to peers on exercises and assignments.

    Young writers ages 12-14 will read poems, stories and essays and use a variety of writing prompts to inspire new work. They’ll also learn how to talk deeply and critically about your own work and learn to give smart and useful feedback to your peers on exercises and assignments.

    Young Writer's for ages 15-18 is a three week program. In the first week, you’ll consider what makes a poem memorable and how to write arresting images. In week two, you’ll continue your investigation into form and how character and voice are developed and sustained in fiction. In the final week, you’ll study journalism, true crime, narrative history, personal essay and/or podcasting to craft a compelling, thoughtful stories in which the only rule is that you're sworn to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. 

    92Y's Poetry Center has a long, storied history of hosting the world’s most celebrated teachers and writers: students attending the Young Writers Workshop join a family of writers whose careers began here, including Claudia Rankine (Citizen), Sapphire (Push), Gary Shteyngart (Super Sad True Love Story) and Rebecca Stead (When You Reach Me), among others.