Young Writers Workshop
Summer 2013: June 18–22
The Young Writers Workshop (YWW) is an annual five-day conference that brings together up to 35 high school students to study the craft of writing on the UNC Wilmington campus. The workshop is organized and operated by UNCW's Department of Creative Writing, and camp participants have the opportunity to study with published, working writers—faculty members and students in the department's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program.
The Young Writers Workshop provides a place for aspiring writers to experiment, meet other writers, and follow their creative interests in a safe, nonjudgmental environment. YWW participants take part in daily creative writing exercises, craft lectures, writing workshops, and readings. The week offers a valuable and exciting experience for young writers interested in learning more about their craft.
Although YWW students are asked to submit a work of creative writing in one genre (poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction), they receive instruction in all genres. Participants spend approximately six hours every day in writing exercises, peer workshops, and craft presentations. They hold nightly readings of their own work. Students also have time to explore the UNCW campus, visit the bookstore and library, and get to know other young writers.
YWW students room in UNCW's residence halls and take their meals in the campus dining facility in Wagoner Hall.
Graduate student counselors stay with the YWW participants in the residence halls and serve as writing teachers, mentors, and chaperones. The counselors are available at all times for unstructured interaction, assistance with writing projects, and moral support.
The workshop fee ($495) covers tuition, housing, and three meals per day. (A campus convenience store is also available.) Payment is due upon registration. In the event of cancellation, a $50 fee will be withheld from the refund. Fees may be paid by check (payable to UNCW) or credit card (Visa or MasterCard only). Registration forms also may be faxed, along with credit card information, to 910-962-3096. Registrations will be accepted through June 12, 2013.
We have a small amount of scholarship money available for this year’s Young Writers Workshop. To be considered for the assistance, please send a brief statement (50-100 words) explaining why you feel you need the scholarship to
firstname.lastname@example.org. We must receive this statement by May 31st.
If you'd like our brochure, more information or want to register for the Young Writers Workshop, please send your mailing address to email@example.com. To register, download the registration form from the brochure or register online here.