The 2023 workshop is currently at capacity.
Applications will still be accepted for waitlist spots should they become available!
JUNE 11-17, 2023 | EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY | JOHNSON CITY, TN
High School students (incoming Fall 2023 Freshmen through outgoing Spring 2023 Seniors ages 14-18 as of June 2023) who have a sincere interest in creative writing and would like to hone their craft with peers and professionals.
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Classes take place at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City and students stay in dorms on the campus.
* Transportation (via bus) from/to Nashville will be provided for those who'd like it*
\\\\ ONLINE-ONLY OPTION \\\ will also be available if meeting in person isn't in the cards for you at the moment. Please note your interest in the 'Online option' in the application and we'll be in touch with details.
The maximum number of students to teacher ratio at the workshop is 12:1.
This ensures that all students receive personal attention and instruction from the Workshop’s exceptional faculty and staff.
Residential life at YWW is in supervised residence halls with workshop mentors on the campus of East Tennessee State University.
With incredible support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Tennessee Arts Commission and individual donors, this year's workshop fee is reduced to $300* per student. This includes room and board, all class materials, t-shirt, class instruction and transportation from/to Nashville.
*If that figure is not compatible with your current financial situation, tuition support (full or partial) is available. Please tick the box in the application noting your interest in tuition support and we'll be in touch with further details.
A typical day at YWW:
Warm Up & Morning Class
(Optional) Office Hours
The workshop is currently at capacity. Applications will still be accepted on a rolling basis for spots on a waitlist.
To apply to the 2023 workshop, please fill out the form below. All applications must include a recent writing sample (no more than 2,500 words). This may be a poem, short story, creative nonfiction essay, play, piece of some epic tale, etc. This piece does not have to be something from school.
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