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    University of Virginia: Young Writers Workshop


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day, Residential
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: Two Weeks, Three Weeks
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Academic
    • Selective: Yes
    • Minimum Cost: Free
    • Career Clusters: Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    THE YOUNG WRITERS WORKSHOP of the University of Virginia is a nonprofit arts organization established in 1982 as the nation’s first program for young writers. Among are distinguished 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. 

    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.

    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).