- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Program Delivery: Online
- Session Start: June, July
- Session Length: One Week
- Entering Grade: 11th, 12th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Academic
- Sub-Categories: Literature, Reading, Writing
- Selective: No
- Ages: 16, 17, 18
- Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
- Application Deadline: 03/01/21
Kenyon Review Young Writers Online brings the creative writing community into your home with generative, multi-genre workshops. Our workshops provide a supportive environment where high-school students can stretch their talents, discover new strengths, and challenge themselves in the company of peers who are also passionate about writing.
Kenyon Review Young Writers Online
Online Creative Writing Workshops for High School Students (ages 16-18)
For over three decades, Young Writers has provided a dynamic and supportive environment where students can stretch their talents, discover new strengths, and challenge themselves in the company of peers who are also passionate about writing. This summer we are bringing the creative writing community out of the classroom and into your home with several options for generative, multi-genre online workshops. Our intensive, workshops provide opportunities for intellectually curious, motivated high-school students to develop their creative and critical abilities with language—to become better, more productive writers and more insightful thinkers.
Writers discover what they want to say—their ideas, images, narrative direction—in the act of writing (and rewriting). At Young Writers Online, students write to explore ideas, then develop those ideas through further writing. Because good writers are also avid readers, students read short stories, poems, and essays to discuss, write about, and use as inspiration for their own work.
Each of our week-long online workshops uses a specific lens through which to explore creative writing and critical thinking. Students may apply for multiple workshops. All three of these workshops are generative, cover all genres, and are designed to engage and challenge any student who is passionate about creative writing:
Words and Wonders encourages writers to explore what it means to exist through a world of creative language. We will seek inspiration from the language of essays, fiction, and poetry in our efforts to write and rewrite ourselves and capture the wonders all around us
Writing Across Worlds examines the many worlds we each inhabit, both real and imaginary, large and small. Through reading and writing poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, students will discover new ways to explore these worlds, whether describing the walls of their bedrooms, or narrating adventures to the edges of the universe itself.
Observation Meets Imagination: Science and Nature Writing integrates the insights of science and nature with creative writing. Daily workshops focus on key processes shared by writing, science, and environmental studies: observation, experiment, and analysis to inspire fiction, essays, and poetry. Reading and writing assignments will draw from a broad range of genres including poetry, essays, stories, research articles, and journalism.
Cost and Session Information
2021 WORKSHOPS AND DATES:
Words and Wonders: June 13th-18th and June 27th-July 2nd
Writing Across Worlds: July 12th-17th and July 26th-31st
Observation Meets Imagination: June 27th-July 2nd
Applications are due March 1st, 2021.
The total cost of each week-long workshop is $995, which covers program tuition and all program activities. In order to enroll in the program, accepted students must pay a non-refundable deposit of $250 per workshop and submit enrollment forms by April 15th. The balance of the program cost is due on or before June 1st. Need-based financial aid is available.