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May 09

May/June Issue of The Voice!

Please tell us what you think in the comments section!
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:

Jul 21
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Jul 17
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The votes are in, and you have chosen to read Some Kind of Courage by Dan Gemeinhart! The YWP Book Club will be reading this book together from July 24th - August 16th! Get your copy before the 24th so that you can start reading with us. 

Go to the official Book Club page HERE
Jul 12

YWP Book Club!

You spoke ... we listened! A couple of you suggested a YWP Book Club to recommend, discover and talk about books (and movies and, whatever).

IT'S HERE! Join the new YWP Book Club by clicking this link or by going to the ACADEMY menu item. And when you get there, just click JOIN in left column. Have Fun! You will see new, updated information about our plans to read a book together EVERY month. We will begin reading our book on July 24th! 
Jul 10
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Book Descriptions for July/August Book Club Poll

Genre: Realistic Fiction 
Length: 182 pgs
Themes: Family, friends, growing up, forgiveness, acceptance
Trigger Warnings: Mention of death, mention of war, mention of alcoholism 
Recommendation by: The YWP Interns 

"Because of Winn-Dixie" by Kate DiCamillo is a charming, quirky, and heartwarming tale about a girl named Opal who finds a stray dog in a grocery store. Opal and her father, the Preacher, have just moved to Florida, and Opal knows no one — that is, until her new scruffy dog Winn-Dixie starts dragging her through accidental adventures around town. She befriends an old blind woman, the local librarian, an ex-con, a girl with a penchant for stickers and candy, and many more interesting people with compelling life stories. You'll fall in love with Opal, all of the people she befriends, the stories — funny and heart-breaking alike — and especially Winn-Dixie.
- The Interns

Jul 07
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Social Media Galore!

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YWP has now joined the world of Snapchat! Add us at ywpvermont or scan the code above for the inside scoop about everything YWP. You can find announcements of special events, fun photo and video prompts, things happening around the office, and more! 

Also, make sure to check out some other YWP accounts including: Instagram (@ywpvermont), Facebook (facebook.com/youngwritersproject), Twitter (@ywpvt), and Youtube (youtube.com/user/ywpvt). 

Jul 06

July/August issue of The Voice!

Please tell us what you think in the comments section!
Jul 05

YWP Video Hangout #2

Hi everyone!

I hope you're having a fun and relaxing summer! YWP wants to invite you to join us for a live write and discussion video conference THIS AFTERNOON (Wednesday, July 5th at 4 p.m.) to do a LIVE write, share and chat. 

We will being using a different medium for this conference instead of google hangout, we'll be using a software called bluejeans. Go to the link (https://bluejeans.com/627439806) a few minutes ahead of time because you'll be asked to download the app that will work this conference. The download will only take a few seconds and the app WILL work. Follow the instructions and you can test your sound and camera before entering. IF you are at a spot with slow Internet, you might think about disabling your video so you can see the others better.

So far we have FIVE people joining us (of course a few from YWP's Intergalactic Headquarters will be there, including our virtual pet).

We would love for you to join us, write, and talk about upcoming things at YWP. Please let us know if you are able to attend and hope to see you on Wednesday!

Jun 20

Site Under Construction AT 3 PM TUESDAY


Summer of Story tellers,

We at YWP are always busy and will soon be taking the site down for a bit to do some construction -- at 3 PM EST. Your content will be safe. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Those of you experiencing good weather, it is a WONDERFUL time to go outside and explore.


Check back with us. 


Jun 15
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Writing Buddies

WHAT is a writing buddy?

A writing buddy is a friend who gives you feedback on your writing! They make comments on your drafts of work, and help you get your rough draft to a final draft. This is a person you trust, and have fun writing with!
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 ...