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Online Summer Workshops for Teen Writers

YAWP Summer Workshops

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 adult writers with students, ages 13-18, for workshops in fiction, personal narrative, poetry, playwriting and screenwriting.

Student work is eligible for publication in the YAWP EZine.

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JULY 10-14, 2023, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. LIVE on Southampton Campus
JULY 24-28, 2023, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. via Zoom
JULY 31 - AUGUST 4, 2023, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. via Zoom

Student writers explore fiction, poetry, personal narrative and dialogue. By week’s end, students have several pieces of completed work to submit or publish and participate in a reading of their work to be showcased online.

Cost: $295


JULY 17-21, 2023, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. via Zoom

Each student creates a short, two-character script for stage or screen. The final day is devoted to a rehearsed reading of students’ work to be showcased online.

Cost: $295     

Partial scholarships available. All Workshops conducted via Zoom.

 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 develop and support the next generation of writers, readers and artists.


For more information about our workshops, contact William Chandler at, or call us at (310) 614-1217.