Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Area Students Eligible for AWW Young Writers’ Scholarships

Calling all area writers ages 15-18 interested in creative writing!

Antioch Writers’ Workshop—a nationally renowned creative writing workshop since 1986—is offering an opportunity for Young Writers (those entering 10th-12th grades in fall 2011, or ages 15-18) to attend the workshop, held in Yellow Springs, July 9-15.

Interested writers must submit three pages of creative writing and a letter of recommendation from a teacher, librarian, coach or youth program leader, to the workshop by May 1. Selected writers will receive an AWW Young Writers’ Scholarship in the amount of $375.00, reducing the total cost of attending to $300.00 for a full week of writing classes and a special writing seminar. (Breakfasts and lunches are also included.)

Selected writers will attend the workshop’s morning classes with all participants, and then attend the Young Writers’ Afternoon Seminar, led by instructor Katrina Kittle, to work on individual projects and develop creative writing craft. The morning classes and Young Writers’ Afternoon Seminar are held at Antioch University McGregor in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Katrina Kittle is a nationally renowned author (The Kindness of Strangers) and former English teacher at Centerville High School and The Miami Valley School.

This opportunity is open to students who live in the Ohio counties of Greene, Miami, Montgomery, Clark, Clinton, Fayette, Madison and Warren.

“Last year was the first year we introduced this program,” says Sharon Short, Director, Antioch Writers’ Workshop. “The thirteen students in last year’s Young Writers’ program developed their creative writing craft, learned from outstanding mentors, and created long-lasting friendships. We really see this as a way to help develop the next generation of creative writers of fiction, poetry and nonfiction, and we’re excited to again offer this program.”

Young Writers accepted into this program will be notified shortly after May 1. To apply or for more information about the program, please visit the Young Writers page at or email

The Antioch Writers’ Workshop and Young Writers’ program is held in partnership with Antioch University Midwest and with support from the Yellow Springs Community Foundation; Ohio Arts Council; The Frank Pace, Jr. Foundation; and WYSO (media sponsor).

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