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May 09

May/June Issue of The Voice!

Please tell us what you think in the comments section!
Thanks.
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Nov 28

Winter Tales!



Congratulations to the winners of the Winter Tales Challenge! Selected works were presented in early December by the Vermont Stage Company actors and by all accounts the shows were outstanding!
Selected were: Eliza Goodell, Sophie Usherwood, Chloe Gagnon, Julia Remillard, Shannon MacDonald, Sophia Nistico, Saia Patel, Landon Smith, Finn Verdonk, Sophie Dauerman, Remy Schulz, Abby Simmons, Anna Phelps, Devon DeMarse!


SELECTED WORKS & WHEN THEY WERE PRESENTED BELOW
CLICK HERE TO READ ALL THE WINTER TALE RESPONSES
Nov 15

YWP Academy: Diving deep!

YWP Academy is a new, exciting feature on this site that will help you with your school work, allow you to "mess around" with genres and digital media that interest you and engage you to deeply explore important issues with youths around the country and world.

YWP has begun to pilot the workshops in the Academy with a small group of you. THANKS! The input -- and your experiences with these cool workshops -- has been invaluable. The Workshops being offered are fun, bite-sized exercises with feedback, live interaction with the instructor and a finished piece you can be proud of.
We are continuing to accept applications for this FREE pilot phase!


CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP.

The pilot is simple: Anyone aged 12-19 is asked to take at least two Workshops and provide us feedback. The application process is easy - just tell us who you are, why you're interested and what you want to learn.
This begins November 7 and runs through December 31.

In exchange, we'll give you FREE year-long access to YWP Academy in 2017 (memberships are valued at $120 each). Questions? Send them to [email protected].
Feb 15

Now this makes you proud to be a writer, no?

UPDATE: YWP is in conversations with this group to invite the young writers and their mentors into our community! More soon.--gg
I came across this video made by a group of young writers in Chicago:

 
May 19

A beginning ...

Thanks to the 25+ youths and adults who met Thursday May 18 to think and talk about the beginnings of the Youth Voices of Change Project (better name to be decided! :) ) a concentration of effort to help Muslim youths and youths of color to gain the skills, confidence and audience to be heard.

This youth-led project is just getting underway and YWP was so appreciative of the energy and ideas expressed in a forming meeting in Burlington.

More to come ...
 
May 18

Dog days approach, YWP needs you!

How would you like to become a Community Leader on this site? Have you ever wanted to choose what goes out on the front page? Or help improve some of the site's features? Or bring some of the other community members some shine?
May 09

Audio!

Howdy folks,

We've made a few changes in AUDIO (we are always looking to publish posts with sound of you presenting your work!):
  • You can record audio directly to your blog
  • AND you can now make audio COMMENTS
(Works best on Chrome but works in all browsers using laptop or desktop.)
May 05
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Fantastic Show!

What a delightful night with Young Writers Project youths from Brattleboro to Wolcott, Waitsfield to St Albans, Barre to South Burlington at Burlington City Arts Friday night. Thanks to Zach and Meara of BCA and Susan Reid of YWP.
Powerful words, great courage, optimism and force.
Writers rule!
Copy of live stream: 

YWP on FACEBOOK
SCROLL DOWN TO VIEW
Pictures (thanks Lia), sound and video to come here soon. 
THANK YOU ALL!

 
May 02
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Please Give

Young Writers Project depends on generosity and donations to keep our work going. Please donate today!
Apr 19
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The First 100 Days

Apr 17
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College Prep Boot Camp This Summer

ARE YOU IN A PANIC ABOUT YOUR COLLEGE ESSAY?
YWP IS AT THE READY TO HELP YOU WRITE A WINNER!

If you are a High School Junior or Senior in Fall 2017, consider spending just three days with Young Writers Project and the experts at VSAC (Vermont Student Assistance Corp.) to help focus your college aspirations and craft an outstanding college essay that captures your story and shows the world who you are and where you want to go.
Apr 13

Turning Bullies into Leaders -- DML Research Hub


Turning Bullies Into Leaders Through Writing
Thursday, April 13, 2017 
By Howard Rheingold

Journalist-turned educator Geoffrey Gevalt is speaking of the Young Writers Project, an online writing magazine and community by and for more than 3,000 young people: “This site is a community that provides peer, mentor and professional support through reactions to individual posts, projects (youth-led, artist-supported initiatives) and, formal learning Playlists — offered for a small fee (or free if you can’t afford it.) This community has only one rule — RESPECT — which creates one of the most civil spaces on the Internet. We value that; if you know that your ideas will be supported, it’s easy to try something new, to take a risk.”
Apr 06

The Voice - April 2017


 Each month, with community help, YWP assembles the very best writing, images, audio and video for display in The Voice, our monthly digital magazine. In the April issue, meet Writer of the Month Elizabeth Hardt, read all about news & events, discover new writers and artists. Be inspired!
Apr 03

YWP Wins Grant to Promote Tolerance

Young Writers Project has been awarded a national grant to foster understanding of and reduce bias against Muslims.