Advanced Writing Seminar

Advanced Writing Seminar programs are immersive two-week experiences for dedicated teen writers. While most programs have a multi-genre portfolio curriculum, some focus on a single type of writing.

Acceptance for all programs is application-only. The application deadline for the in-person sessions is May 15th, 2023. The application deadline for the online sessions is June 15th, 2023. Please email teenprograms@writopialab.org for more information.

Advanced Writing Seminar: Full-Day Portfolio (Upper West Side)
Advanced Writing Seminar: Full-Day Portfolio (Tenleytown)

June 26th, 2023 to July 7th, 2023

Join us online for ten weekday sessions, focusing on expanding your writing portfolio led by a published author. This session is open to rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and to rising college freshmen.

Time: Monday through Friday, 10 AM to 5 PM Eastern Time

Applications will open soon.

Please email us at TeenPrograms@writopialab.org for any further questions.

Application Includes:
Writing Sample
Writer’s Statement

Advanced Writing Seminar: Overnight Program in NYC

July 9, 2023 to July 22, 2023

Join Writopia Lab for an immersive two weeks of writing in the heart of New York City!

Developed for dedicated teen writers, the Advanced Writing Seminar Overnight Program in NYC features a multi-genre portfolio curriculum, and is open to rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and to rising college freshmen.

Writers will spend their mornings in intimate writing workshops led by published authors and produced playwrights. Most afternoons will be spent in Master Classes with experts in genre (screenwriting, speculative fiction, poetry, mystery, etcetera). Afternoons and evenings will be spent expanding their writing horizons and exploring everything a global publishing capital like New York City has to offer!

Tuition: $3,950. Limited financial aid is available. To apply for aid, please email financialaid@writopialab.org with a copy of your tax returns and a brief statement of need.

Learn more about this immersive program here!

Applications will open soon.

Please email us at TeenPrograms@writopialab.org for any further questions.

Application Includes:
Writing Sample
Writer’s Statement
Letter of Recommendation or teacher email contact

Advanced Writing Seminar: Half-Day Portfolio (Online)
Advanced Writing Seminar: Half-Day Novel Writing (Online)

July 31st, 2023 - August 11th, 2023

Join us online for 10 weekday sessions focusing on expanding your writing portfolio led by a published author. Both programs are open to rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors, and to rising college freshmen.

Time: Monday through Friday, 1 PM to 4 PM Eastern Time, 10 AM to 1 PM Pacific Time

Tuition: $1,190 for the Portfolio program; $1390 for the Novel Writing program (includes additional staff feedback and manuscript review) Limited financial aid is available. To apply for aid, please email financialaid@writopialab.org with a copy of your tax returns and a brief statement of need.

Applications will open soon.

Please email us at TeenPrograms@writopialab.org for any further questions.

Application Includes:
Writing Sample
Writer’s Statement

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