Dec 05

Nov/Dec 2017 Issue

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!


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:

Dec 08

Sen. Bernie Sanders' Essay Contest

Vermont High School Students:
Senator Bernie Sanders invites you to write a 250-500 word essay focusing on what you believe are the major challenges facing the nation and how to solve them.
Submit your essay at  The deadline is Jan. 10, 2018. 
Dec 01

Fall Conference Photos

Many many thanks to lia.chien for her wonderful photos at YWP's Fall Celebration of Writing conference. She definitely captured the energy and spirit of the day.

And thanks to all of you who participated. A great day.

Nov 20

You can help!

Young Writers Project depends on generosity and donations to keep our work going. Please donate today! Or talk to your family about making a donation.  WE NEED YOUR HELP!   Thanks!
Nov 13

A snippet of Saturday

Thanks to all who came to YWP's Celebration of Writing 2017 at Vermont College of Fine Arts. (And thanks, too, for their partnership!) Inspiring workshops, inspiring writing and a lot of fun. 

These are just a couple of photos -- more will be along shortly -- and one of the open mic pieces, this one by Rachel. Listen. It's an amazing poem and amazing presentation.

Audio download:

Winter Tales is Awesome!

Thanks to all of you brave souls who submitted work for this year's Winter Tales -- a collaboration with Vermont Stage Company where selected work is presented by actors and actresses in a night of storytelling from Dec. 6-10.
Nov 02
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wicked good story

It was halloween and my friends and i were trick or treating and we pass this big scary house and my friends dared me to go in it and i “said” okay i walk and i see the clown it had balloon and it gave me this small paper boat and then there was thunder inside the house and the lights shut off and they turned back on and the clown was gone then i saw shadows wavy by the windows
Oct 27
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Winter mornings

Oct 14

College Essay sign-up



Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

YWP Headquarters, 47 Maple Street, Suite 106, Burlington, VT
(AND ONLINE for those who can't make it to Burlington)
Oct 10

Academy: College Essay Tips

Do a search on "college essay tips" and you will be inundated with advice. Here are some highlights:

1. Brainstorm. Think. Give yourself time and space to consider what you want to write.

2. Make a list of all ideas, good and not-so-good. Think again. Consider which ones you should hang on to and which ones you should toss. Toss freely. Only the strong survive this exercise.
Oct 05


Next one: Thursday, Dec. 14

Young Writers Project & Burlington City Arts present SOUNDCHECK,
a FREE writing workshop with Rajnii Eddins
and open mic to follow
6 pm writing & pizza | 7-8:15 pm open mic
at Burlington City Arts
135 Church Street, Burlington

Oct 04

so you know

i know i used YWP Info i just want to let you know im not good at spelling or poams in fact im not good at wrighting before hand so hope you like anyway and i hope you understand
Oct 02


Do you have questions? We have answers!
(If there is a question you do not see answered here, contact GG at [email protected] or send him a private message OR, put a comment to the right.)

Sep 29

Fall Conference TODAY!

Sep 28

NE Young Writers Conference Applications due Oct. 10

Interested in an intensive writing conference? Check out the New England Young Writers Conference. Some of the YWP community members have attended in the past and perhaps can comment here. 

Deadline for Application is Oct. 10, 2017.   The conference takes place at Breadloaf at Middlebury College May 17-20, 2018.
Sep 27

2017 Community Leaders

Young Writers Project is proud to share with you the Community Leaders of this site,