Summer Workshops for Gifted Writers
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.
THE YAWP CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP
July 8-12, 2013
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.
THE YAWP SCRIPTWRITING WORKSHOP
July 15-19, 2013
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.
Partial scholarships available for both workshops
For more information, contact Diana Gallagher at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.