Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Young Writers' Workshop Scholarships Still Available

Presented by Antioch Writers' Workshop

The May 15 deadline for area writers ages 15-18 to apply for the Antioch Writers' Workshop Young Writers program is fast approaching!

For the second year in a row, Antioch Writers' Workshop-a nationally recognized creative writing workshop since 1986-offers an opportunity for young writers (those entering 10th-12th grades in fall 2011, or ages 15-18) to attend the workshop held at Antioch University McGregor in Yellow Springs, July 9-15.

Young 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 15. Selected writers 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, a special writing seminar, breakfasts and lunches.

The Young Writers' program includes attendance to the workshop's morning classes with all participants and the Young Writers' Afternoon Seminar led by local and nationally renowned author Katrina Kittle (The Kindness of Strangers). During the seminar, selected writers will work on individual projects and develop their creative writing craft.

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 fourteen 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."

Accepted applicants will be notified shortly after May 15. 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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