Young Writers Workshop

Every summer, CCWC hosts the Young Writers Workshop, a creative writing program for students ages 12-18 from the schools of Cape Cod and southern New England, during the week of our Annual Conference. Students are selected on a competitive basis, and those unable to pay are given a tuition-free scholarship.

young writers 2In 2014, the workshop was held from August 4-8 at the Barnstable Intermediate School in Hyannis. Three prominent author-teachers worked with 21 dynamic young writers to improve their literary skills in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. 2014 faculty were novelist Arlene Kay, poet John Bonanni, and columnist and nature writer Mary Richmond.

young writer 2The Young Writers Workshop, now in its third decade, remains one of the highlights of the summer for talented local youth. Students have a chance to meet and form friendships with others writers from area schools, as well as receive individual help and advice from published authors.

The 2015 Young Writers Workshop will be held August 3-7. Further information and a downloadable application will be posted here in May.