Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Young Writers' Workshop

Scholarships Available
Presented by Antioch Writers' Workshop

The May 29 deadline for area writers ages 15-18 to apply for the Antioch Writers' Workshop Young Writers program is fast approaching!

For the fourth 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 2013, or ages 15-18) to attend the workshop held at Antioch University Midwest in Yellow Springs, July 6-12.

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 29. 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, and lunches provided by Dayton Daily News sponsors.

The Young Writers' program includes attendance to the workshop's morning classes with all participants and the Young Writers' Afternoon Seminar led by Trudy Krisher, award winning author of several Young Adult novels including Spite Fences, Uncommon Faith and Fallout. During the seminar, selected writers will work on individual projects and develop their creative writing craft.

This opportunity is limited to 12 participants and open to students who live in the Ohio counties of Greene, Miami, Montgomery, Clark, Clinton, Fayette, Madison and Warren.

"When we introduced this program three years ago, we wanted to help develop the next generation of creative writers of fiction, poetry and nonfiction" said Sharon Short, Director, Antioch Writers' Workshop. "The Young Writers' program continues to give young writers an opportunity to learn from outstanding mentors, create long-lasting friendships, and make a nice addition to their college applications."

Accepted applicants will be notified shortly after May 29. To apply or for more information about the program, please visit the Young Writers page at www.antiochwritersworkshop.com or email info@antiochwritersworkshop.com.

The Antioch Writers' Workshop and Young Writers' program is held in partnership with Antioch University Midwest and with support from Dayton Daily News; Ohio Arts Council; Books & Co. at The Greene; and WYSO (media sponsor).

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