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    92Y Poetry Center Young Writers Workshop

    92Y Poetry Center Young Writers Workshop


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th, PG, College
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Sub-Categories: Literature, Writing, Arts
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    • Credit Awarded: No
    • Call: (212) 415-5760
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    92Y Poetry Center's Young Writers Workshop is a three-week (July 8-25) program for young writers ages 15-18 in New York City on the 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 in New York City. 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.

    Week one focuses on poetry, week two on fiction, and week three on creative nonfiction (including journalism, cultural criticism, memoir, and personal essay, to name a few). Each week, an award-winning author meets with students to discuss both the craft and trade of writing over lunch.

    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.