Summer Workshops for Gifted Writers

YAWP Summer Workshops

What better place for talented young writers to hone their creative voices than at Stony Brook Southampton this summer?

The Young Artists and Writers Project (YAWP), created by Stony Brook Southampton's MFA in Writing and Literature program, is dedicated to mentoring young people in the development of creative expression and critical thinking through writing.

The YAWP Summer Workshops pair seasoned writers with students, ages 13-18, in fiction, essay, poetry, playwriting and screenwriting.

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THE YAWP CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP
July 7-12, 2014
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Student writers in fiction, poetry and essay discover new ways to explore their ideas and have them heard. By week’s end, students have several pieces of completed work to submit or publish. On the final day, they participate in a reading of their work at the 2011 Summer Writing Conference.

Cost: $525

THE YAWP SCRIPTWRITING WORKSHOP
July 14-18, 2014
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Five days of concentrated writing, during which each student creates a short, two-character script for stage or screen. The final day is devoted to a rehearsed reading of students’ work at the 2011 Summer Writing Conference.

Cost: $575

Partial scholarships available for both workshops

NEW!
THE YAWP CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP in MANHATTAN
Dates TBD, 2014
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
 
Location: 101-113 East 27th St., (midway between Park Avenue South and Lexington), 3rd Floor
 
Student writers in fiction, poetry and essay discover new ways to explore their ideas and have them heard. By week’s end, students have several pieces of completed work to submit or publish. On the final day, they participate in a reading of their work for an invited audience.
 
Cost: $525


For more information about our workshops, contact Diana Gallagher at diana.gallagher@stonybrook.edu or call (631) 632-5056.

The goals of YAWP include:

• To enhance critical thinking, collaboration and communications skills.
• To help each student find and develop his or her unique voice and point of view.
• To use creative expression as a way to solve problems and promote global awareness.
• To advance 21st century skills while supporting ELA requirements.
• To provide community outreach for Southampton Graduate Arts.
• To develop and support the next generation of writers, readers and artists.