Teen Writing Seminar

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seriousteensWritopia’s Teen Writing Seminar is open to rising juniors and seniors. Over the course of two weeks, participants will delve into their craft with published authors, and will meet and share their work with literary agents and editors. Each day will begin with a small fiction workshop (8 - 10 participants) from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. During this time, writers will write on our laptops and receive feedback from the author/instructor, as well as from their peers. Workshop time will also allow for writing and editing. Between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., writers will have the opportunity to take electives in poetry or memoir, led by published poets and personal essayists. The Writopia Teen Seminar is unique in that participants will have the opportunity to work closely with published authors, agents, and publishing editors. Writers will also take part in evening readings and literary events, and will have the opportunity to explore the literary scene.

During this program I not only discovered my love for the memoir genre (previously, I didn't think my life was worthy of discussion, let alone glorification via the written word), but was comforted by the presence of like-minded people my age who are deeply passionate about creative writing. It can't go without mentioning that everybody was supremely well-read and talented- it felt right to be surrounded by people who were on my level. Moreover, what I had thought was an incurable bout of writer's block was completely eliminated by the fun, diverse writing activities/prompts/games offered and initiated by my instructors. Because of those, I now have three works-in-progress that I'm particularly proud of and excited to continue writing for the rest of the summer. Kimberly

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NYC Region
Deadline: April 3rd

DC Region
Deadline: April 28th

LA Region
Deadline: April 28th


Schedule

New York City

Location: Upper West Side Lab
July 17th-28th (not including weekends)
Tuition: $1,850

Washington DC Metropolitan Area

Location: Tenleytown Lab
July 31st-August 11th (not including weekends)
Tuition: $1,850

Los Angeles Metropolitan Area

Location: Westside Lab
July 24th-August 4th (not including weekends)
Tuition: $1,850

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