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.
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?
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].
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!
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.
Thank you everyone who has contributed to our fundraising campaign, A Community Thrives! We've met our goal of $3,000 thanks to our generous donors! The campaign runs until Oct. 16 and all proceeds go to YWP, so if you still want to donate, please do – with our sincere gratitude! Find out more here! THANK YOU!
Thanks everyone for another great night of writing and connecting at YWP last night! (See today's Daily Read by Yellow Sweater!) Stay tuned for the next online writing salon with Alex Muck to be announced here soon!
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!
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 LadyMidnighton 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!