Sep 25

Anthology 9 Celebration!

Front cover art by Neelie Markley
Join YWP as we honor the young writers and artists who are published in Anthology 9!

All are welcome!

Sunday, Oct. 14, 5-7 pm
Maglianero Cafe
47 Maple Street, Burlington, VT
Aug 16

The Voice - August 2018

Apr 23

The Voice - April/May 2018

Feb 15

Vermont Writes Day is TODAY!

Seven minutes! Seven prompts! Give it a try!
Is your school participating? Get your teachers to give your class time to write for fun.

This is Young Writers Project's annual day of honoring writing -- a day when people of all ages in Vermont (and our friends in New Hampshire and around the country) take just seven minutes to write to seven fun prompts. You can participate on your own, or in class with fellow students and teachers; you can use pencil and paper, or write on one of our websites -- here (if you have an account; if you don't, be patient it may take a while for us to approve your account) or which (no account needed) will open Thursday morning.


Prez: Write a letter to the president. Tell him one thing you want him to do -- and why.

I am: Start or end a piece of writing with the phrase, "I am the one who ... ", to describe who you are, what you love, what you dream of, etc. 

Social media: Imagine if all social media -- Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, etc. -- shut down. Would that be a good thing or a bad thing? How would it affect your life?

Kindness: What's the nicest thing a stranger has done for you? 

Write awful: Use cliches, mixed metaphors, tense changes, whatever you're not supposed to do when you write an essay.

Invisible: Write about a time when you felt completely invisible, literally or figuratively.

Turn around: You answer your phone and a voice whispers, "Turn around..." What happens?

And -- as always -- General writing is welcome. Write about anything you like!

(Hashtag it #vtwrites18 to let us know it was written for Vermont Writes Day!)

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Jan 16

The Voice - January 2018

Dec 05

Nov/Dec 2017 Issue

Feb 27

Writing on the Roof #3 Poetry with Alexandra

Thank you Alexandra Contreras-Montesano for leading such an inspiring poetry workshop Feb. 23 and for introducing us to new poets and new ways of thinking about form in poetry (Abecedarian is amazing!) See Hazel.C.'s Beasts of Blood and eyesofiris' Wishes, created from the workshop. AND, Alex's own Abecedarian. Poem, Security. Writing on the Roof is YWP's series of writing workshops in the rooftop conference room of the Karma Bird House (YWP's  home base). Read more for details.
Feb 03