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!


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:

 
Nov 21

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Nov 14

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Hey Vermonters! Want to get involved? See the attached Vermont Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiative.
 
Nov 01

November Bouquets for YWP!

Young Writers Project has been selected to receive a $1 donation for every $12 Bloomin' 4 Good Bouquet (with red circle sticker) sold throughout the month of November 2021 at the Hannaford store at 947 Shelburne Road, South Burlington, VT. Thanks Hannaford! And thanks YWP supporters! More info on Hannaford's Bloomin' 4 Good program.
 
Oct 25

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Oct 21

YWP Challenges Jan-June 2022

YOUNG WRITERS PROJECT WEEKLY CHALLENGES
JANUARY-JUNE 2022


FAMILIAR WITH YWP? SKIP THE TOP SECTION, AND GO DIRECTLY TO WEEKLY CHALLENGES BELOW ... YOU CAN RESPOND TO THESE CHALLENGES ANY TIME, REGARDLESS OF DATE ... IF THEY INSPIRE YOU, CLICK THE TITLE AND CREATE!

AND SEE CHALLENGES FOR SEPT-DEC 2021 HERE.
Oct 21

Write with Reuben and Alex! Nov. 18

Oct 20

Climate Change Contest: Fall 2021

Oct 18

YWP pages in Rutland Herald and Times Argus 2021-22

Oct 07

Watch National Book Awards: VT writer named finalist

NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS: Suggested author to watch: Kekla Magoon. Magoon, of Montpelier, VT, is one of five finalists for the 2021 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature for her forthcoming nonfiction book "Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party's Promise to the People." Magoon, who teaches at the Vermont College of Fine Arts, published her first novel in 2009, "The Rock and the River," about the Black Panther Party and the Civil Rights Movement. Winners will be announced at the 72nd National Book Awards Ceremony on Nov. 17.
Sep 22

Autumn Reads

Sep 22

CELEBRATE ANTHOLOGY 12!

Aug 31

YWP's Community Leaders

Community Leaders for 2021-22! You are the heart and soul of Young Writers Project! Thanks for all you do for YWP – your creative ideas and energy, the thought and care you put into your own work, and the encouragement and positive reinforcement you give to others on the site.

This is a rolling list, and we always welcome NEW Community Leaders – who are interested in helping the YWP community by being active on the site, mentoring other writers and artists, organizing and/or leading an online workshop, suggesting new writing and visual art challenges, hosting an online book discussion or open mic, etc. To join, email Susan Reid, YWP executive director, at [email protected] or phone (802) 324-9538. And if we have missed anyone who should be included on this list, please let us know!