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• THE THREE GRAND DIVISION EDITION  •  May 29-31 | June 3-5 | June 6-8 •



High School students (incoming Fall 2024 Freshmen through outgoing Spring 2024 Seniors ages 14-18 as of May 29 2024) who have a sincere interest in creative writing and would like to hone their craft with peers and professionals.


Is that you?! I think it might be you ... Yes!

EAST: May 29 -31

Kingsport Public Library
400 Broad St
Kingsport, TN 37660

WEST: June 3-5 

Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library 
3030 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38111

MIDDLE: June 6-8  

Putnam County Library
50 East Broad Street
Cookeville, TN 38501










Each Grand Division's schedule (local time):

First day: 10am to 5pm 

Second day: 10am to 5pm 

Third day: 10am to 3pm 

You'll write and write and write! 

With a professional, published author.

With a special guest or two.

With your peers. 

A chance to play with genres: poetry, fiction, and beyond.

No previous creative writing workshop experience necessary at all.


Your curiosity and excitement are all that we ask you to bring.

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 faculty and staff.



With incredible support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Tennessee Arts Commission and individual donors, this year's workshop fee is $0 per student. This includes all class materials, lunch, t-shirt, and class instruction.


To apply to the 2024 workshop, please fill out the form below. (Pick which session works best for you. You can join us for one, two or all three if you'd like. No need to live in the city where it's held.) 


Applicants will be notified on a rolling basis (via email!), typically within 10-business days of submission!

Questions: Email Patrick.



If having trouble viewing the application please email

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