The Sarah Lawrence College Writer's Village Summer Program for High School Students offers young writers an opportunity to explore the creative process with skilled writers and artists, and to experience the joys of writing in a supportive environment.
No previous creative writing experience is necessary; only a commitment to learning, a fascination with words, and a desire to be part of a community that values art and experimentation. The Sarah Lawrence College Summer Writer's Village program for High School Students is a unique collaboration between writers and other artists. Directed by distinguished faculty members, the program gives high school students the experience of writing in a non-competitive, non-judgmental environment that values the risks and adventure of the creative process. Each day, participants attend writing and theatre workshops led by prose writers, poets, and theatre artists. Included in the week are mini-workshops taught by program faculty and guest artists. Rooted in the Sarah Lawrence College tradition of one-to-one interaction, the program offers students the opportunity to meet individually with workshop leaders. Classes are limited to 15 students, with three faculty per workshop. In addition to workshops, the program includes faculty and student readings, and a celebration of student work on the last day.