Jun 30


Write a Valentine's Day poem to a pet. Let the little critter know how much they mean to you. Post a picture of the pet with your poem.

[Photo Credit: YWP Photo Library, photo by Grace Safford]
Jun 30

Photo 6 - Recurring

A character keeps seeing this image in their dreams. Why? Does this place exist somewhere? Does it have special meaning to this character? Does your character have to go and find it? What happens? 
[YWP Photo Library; Photo by Harlie Johnson]

Jun 30

Photo 7 - Crowd

How do you stand out from the crowd? Write from the perspective of the red-headed pin in this photo. 

[YWP Photo Library; Photo by Grace Safford]
Jun 02

Spring Photo Contest

It's spring, and YWP wants your photos! Step outside and take some pictures of people, places, things... anything! If photography is not quite your jam, all scanned visual art is always welcome too, and considered on a level playing field.

Prizes include online and/or print publication in:
  • The Voice
  • The Crow on Medium.com
  • Burlington Free Press
  • Vermont Public Radio and Vermont Digger 
...as well as a sampling of our tasty YWP chocolate bars sent to your home! 
May 16


Mar 30

Photo 8 - Treetop

Write from the perspective of a character sitting on top of this tree. What can the character see? Include something — maybe a friend, a pet, or even a responsibility — waiting at the bottom.

[Photo credit: YWP Photo Library; Photo by Kevin Huang] 
Jan 26

Photo 5 — Collage

Create a collage like this one of you or a friend doing an activity involving your hands, such as knitting, drawing, cooking, playing catch, etc.

[Photo Credit: YWP Photo Library, photo by Mya Dusablon]
Jan 19


Jan 08

Photo Tips

Nov 10

Photo 2 — Friends

Write about the friendship between these two leaves, both fallen, but one wrinkled and crumpled, the other still vibrant and colorful.

[Photo Credit: YWP Photo Library, photo by Tapan Napal]
Nov 10


Write a story based on this photo.

[Photo Credit: YWP Photo Library, photo by Grace Safford]
Nov 10


Find a piece of writing you like on YWP. Create a piece of art — a drawing, a photo, a painting, — based on that piece. Include a link to the piece that inspired you. (And send a comment to the author to let them know.)

[Photo Credit: YWP Photo Library, photo by Shannon Ripp]
Oct 20


If you had to give up seeing one color, which color would it be and why?

[Photo Credit: YWP Photo Library, photo by Grace Safford]
Sep 29


Take a photo or photos of a setting that you find inspiring. Post the photo(s) and write a short explanation of why this place touches you.
[Photo credit: YWP Photo Library, phone by abouttosnap, YWP Community Leader & Photographer)
Sep 27


Photography you use in newsmedia articles — plays by different rules than photography you do for artistic purposes. You have to be respectful, you need to respect the basic integrity of the photos (no dramatic altering of your photos via a photo editing software) and you need to be careful not to show a bias. 
Sep 22


Write a poem or a story based on this image, making the image the first scene.
[YWP Photo Library, photo by Desiree Holmes]
Sep 22


If you can, visit an apple orchard. Take photos and breathe in the apple air! Post your photos as a slideshow. Write a poem about the experience.
[Photo credit: YWP Photo Library, Grace Safford]
Sep 13


Take a photo of someone on a playground. Use the architecture to your advantage.
(Photo credit: YWP Photo Library, Livia Ball)


Workshop Description:

First, some acknowledgments to De Controleon (not a real name) at https://www.flickr.com/photos/tekstbazaar/  for creating the "Bag Lady" 5-photo story. 

This workshop is for play. And for learning a bit about photography. 

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Geoff Gevalt
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Info: I have been writing for as long as I can remember. Which is a long time. I was a journalist for 33 years, started YWP in 2006 and now draw joy from watching all of you create and give each other support and comments. Thank you.

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I founded YWP.

Workshop Description:

Color is all around us. We see and use colors in different ways, every day. Color, and the perception of it, is an experience that we can leverage to create emotion and to guide our storytelling (both visually and otherwise). Let's explore how to make use of color to enhance our visual storytelling ability.

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