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Feb 21
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The Voice: Vermont Writes Day!

Each month, with community help, YWP assembles the very best writing, images, audio and video for display in The Voice, our monthly digital magazine. This magazine celebrates the very best that this community produces. This month casts light on the amazing energy and entertaining content from Vermont Writes Day and the events surrounding it.
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 ggevalt@youngwritersproject.org.
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:

 
Feb 15

Want to write a PLAY?


Young Writers Project, in partnership with Vermont Young Playwrights and award-winning Middlebury College playwright Dana Yeaton and his advanced playwrighting class, is excited to present theYWP/MiddleburyPlaywrights Workshop an online experience that could result in your play being presented on stage!

NOTE: This online course on youngwritersproject.org begins in early March. DO NOT DELAY; if you are interested, email, GG (geoff gevalt) ASAP!
Feb 10

Vermont Writes Day -- WOW!

Young Writers, you outdid yourselves! On Feb. 10 -- Vermont Writes Day 2017 -- a total of 1,500 youths posted here and on vermontwritesday.org. Wow. We've heard that at least 49 schools participated in full (go here and if you don't see your school, comment or send an email) and we had some posts from New Hampshire and beyond!

The posts were funny, weird, powerful, interesting, entertaining. We will be publishing a new issue of The Voice on Feb. 21 with some of the best posts of the day!
Feb 06
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My Home Town

I love the views in my town. The mountains hight up, the view of the moon sparkling in the night, the trees all around me. I couldnt ask for a better town. My most favorite thing is the fresh small of maple syrup after it had just been boiled. The sight of the white sparkeling trees out the window in the winter. I couldnt ask for a better plce to live in.
 
Feb 06

YWP Summer 2017 Camps




YWP PRESENTS SUMMER CAMPS 2017!

Four weeks of fun, educational, inspiring -- but mostly fun! -- camps for students entering Grades 7-12 in Sept. 2017.
Each weekly camp is held from 10-3, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday between June 27 and July 27.
Location: YWP's Intergalactic Headquarters at 47 Maple St., Suite 106, Burlington -- at Maple and Battery Streets, steps away from the waterfront!
Feb 06

Vermont Writes Day 2017

Vermont Writes Day is Friday, February 10!

Join hundreds, thousands -- meeeelions! -- of writers across Vermont who will stop what they're doing for JUST SEVEN MINUTES -- AND WRITE!

This is Young Writers Project's annual day of honoring writing, a day when people of all ages in Vermont (and our neighbors in New Hampshire) take a few minutes to write to seven fun and zany prompts created just for Vermont Writes Day. 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!
Feb 01
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Support YWP All year!

YWP depends on donations. Your family's donations help us keep this community safe and interesting; publishing your best work, providing you support -- workshops and events. But mostly YWP -- and the community -- helps you find voice.

Can you help us?

If you value this community, please give (or get your parents or your grandparents to give) to YWP! We need your help -- our finances depend on donations -- to stay in business.

Donations are tax-deductible. Credit card donations may be made securely through JustGive.org:

 

 

Or PayPal:


Donations by CHECK may be sent to:
Young Writers Project
47 Maple Street # 106
Burlington VT 05401

To learn more about YWP: youngwritersproject.org/about

Or contact me. THANKS!  Geoffrey Gevalt, YWP Founder and Director, 802-324-9537, ggevalt(at)youngwritersproject.org
Jan 20

The Voice -- January

Each month, and with YWP community members' help, YWP assembles the very best writing, images, audio and video for display in The Voice, our monthly digital magazine. This magazine celebrates the very best that this community produces. This month a special focus on responses to the special Dartmouth College/YWP challenge: The Urgency of Now.

If you would like to help edit and create this magazine -- a monthly --  please contact Susan Reid, Publications Coordinator and editor of the magazine.

Please help build the audience for this magazine, by posting a link on your social media channels or on other Web communities.

Thanks!
Jan 10

2017 Calvin Writing Prize



WRITING CONTEST FOR VERMONT YOUTH

Could Calvin Coolidge Win Today?

Dec 26

YWP Outage

For 10 years, Young Writers Project has operated this site with relative consistency; we've only had a few minor (almost always planned) outages. On Dec. 5, the company that houses YWP -- Blackmesh -- put us and 258 other clients on a new installation. Cool. Everything was going swimingly until early on Dec. 23, when Blackmesh reported a "catastrophic failure." Oops.

For much of the day, the Blackmesh support crew -- and more were called in on their days off -- struggled to find out what happened. Finally, they decided they needed to go to plan "B" which was to return us (and 258 other clients) back to our old servers. This took time. Finally, at 1 p.m. Dec. 24, all was back to normal. Cool.

We're sorry if any of you lost any work. We hope you will repost. Believe us when we say that this will not happen again. Have faith.

cheers,

gg
Dec 16
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The Voice: December

Each month, and with YWP community members' help, YWP assembles the very best writing, images, audio and video for display in The Voice, our monthly digital magazine. This magazine celebrates the very best that this community produces. This month a special focus on the Election 2016. If you would like to help out on this project, please contact Susan Reid, Publications Coordinator and editor of the magazine. Please help build the audience for this magazine, by posting a link on your social media channels or on other Web communities. Thanks!
Dec 13

What's a SPROUT?