Jan 16

The Voice - January 2018

Jan 01

New Workshops!

YWP Community,

We are kicking off the New Year with some new workshops in YWP Academy. Workshops are intended to help you dive deeper, gain some skills and, gulp, have some fun. They are free. Each will be active for at least 6 weeks. You can start anytime; go at your own pace and as your time permits. The more participants we have the merrier so bring in some friends. JOIN up today
(you must log in) to do more with: 
Playwriting -- best plays get performed at Vermont Young Playwrights Festival; 
Storytelling -- make something out of nothing
Hip-Hop -- turn your name into song; 
Photo Story -- tell a story with five photos;  
Sound -- gain chops on narrating your best stuff; 
Commenting -- there is an art to it and, oh, how you can help others!

Sign up today! 

If you want to do any of these (or have us design one for you) for school credit (high school usually) contact me (gg) and contact your school to see what we need to do to help you gain credit. Imagine YWP becoming your homework!

The workshops are led by YWP staff or outside experts who will provide you with feedback, guidance and, at some point, a video conference for the group and individual consultation. There will be a mentor assigned to each workshop as well. And a live chat. 

Feel like you don't have time? You do. Honest. None takes that long (except playwriting); and stretch it out over time.
Dec 15

Hildene Essay Contest

Every year, Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home in Manchester, VT, runs the Lincoln Essay Competition for 8th graders throughout Vermont.  

First place winners receive $1000, second place $750, third place $500, and honorable mentions $250.

The deadline for submissions is Lincoln’s birthday, February 12, 2018. This year’s topic:

This year's essay topic:
Describe a current or recent event in which the actions of the participant(s) may be viewed as patriotic by some and as unpatriotic by others.  Discuss the differing points of view.  What is your position and why?

Complete application packets (including guidelines and tips) can be downloaded: http://www.hildene.org/schools.html.

Contact: Stephanie at [email protected]
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:

Oct 20

New Newsletter!

Oct 20

Online Writing Salon: Nov. 14!

Oct 16

Eat Pizza! Support YWP!

If you live in the Burlington area and love pizza – and love YWP! – stop by American Flatbread tonight – Tuesday, Oct. 20 – for take-out or dine-out (if it's not too cold). $3 from every large pizza and $1.50 from every small order goes to YWP during this Benefit Bake! Thanks for your support! And thanks, American Flatbread!
Oct 12

Young Black Poets

Oct 10



Young Writers Project
47 Maple Street #216
Burlington VT 05401

Contact: Susan Reid, Executive Director: sreid@youngwritersproject.org; (802) 324-9538


THANK YOU!       
Oct 09

YWP alumna wins writing scholarship!

Congratulations to Adelle Brunstad, a longtime YWP writer and the editor of the Social Distancing Journal! Adelle has just been granted a UC Berkeley Community Impact Scholarship to participate in their online Professional Writing Program. She wrote an essay about her work on the Social Distancing Journal – and won the scholarship! See the story here: https://voices.berkeley.edu/writing-editing-and-technical-communication/big-future-small-town-writer
Oct 09

Louise Gluck wins Nobel

[Photo: Katherine Wolkoff, New York Times]
Poet Louise Gluck was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature Oct. 8, receiving praise for her "candid and uncompromising" body of work. Gluck was the Vermont poet laureate, or state poet, 1994-98 and U.S. poet laureate 2003-04. Read the New York Times story here.
Oct 06

Thank you for your support!

Oct 02

Thank you writers!

Online Writing Party!

Join YWP for a free and fun online writing party (also known as a salon – FANCY!) with host Alex Muck TONIGHT! Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020 from 6:30-8 PM. If you haven't signed up yet, do it now! Sign up for your invitation! Be inspired and be supported in your writing!
Sep 29

YWP Book Club Pick: October

Join the YWP BOOK CLUB anytime! (It's also under YWP COMMUNITY in top bar. Log in to share your favorite books and participate in the discussion.) Discuss your favorite books and join the discussion with YWP's LadyMidnight on her monthly recommended picks! OCTOBER: "LITTLE WOMEN" BY LOUISA MAY ALCOTT.  LadyMidnight says, "This is one of my favorite all-time classics! While this book is longer than others I have recommended, I absolutely love the story and who doesn't love the March sisters?" In the Book Club, LadyMidnight posts questions to get the discussion rolling. If you have a favorite book for the monthly read, let LadyMidnight know!  JOIN THE ONLINE BOOK CLUB!
Sep 28

Anthology 11

About Anthology 11