Advanced Writing Seminar

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

Acceptance for all sessions — including the in-person Residential Session in New York City — is application-only. The application deadline for the in-person New York City session is May 15th, 2022. The application deadline for all online sessions is June 15th, 2022. Please email teenprograms@writopialab.org for more information.

Online Portfolio Session 1
June 27th, 2022 to July 8th, 2022

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, 1 PM to 4 PM Eastern Time, 10 AM to 1 PM Pacific Time

Tuition: $1,190. 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.


Apply Here!

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

Application Includes:
Writing Sample
Writer’s Statement

Advanced Writing Seminar Session in NYC
July 10, 2022 to July 23, 2022

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 Session 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!

Although the submission deadline has passed, we are still accepting applications for the waitlist.

Apply Here!

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


Online Portfolio Session 3
July 25th, 2022 - August 5th, 2022

Join us online for 10 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, 1 PM to 4 PM Eastern Time, 10 AM to 1 PM Pacific Time

Tuition: $1,190. 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.

Apply Here!

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

Application Includes:
Writing Sample
Writer’s Statement


Online Novel Writing Session 4
August 8th, 2022 to August 19th, 2022

Join us online for ten weekday sessions focused strictly on Novel Writing, led by a published novelist. This session includes a visit with an agent or publisher/editor. Open to rising 9th through 12th graders.

Time: Monday through Friday, 1 PM to 4 PM Eastern Time, 10 AM to 1:00 PM Pacific Time

Tuition: $1,390. 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.

Apply Here!

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

Application Includes:
Writing Sample
Writer’s Statement

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