Summer Writing Workshop 2022

Are you a teen who loves to write? Who wants to be published? Who wants to help other teens by sharing your personal stories?

Join a group of 12 young people who will explore the global issue of housing instability as part of Youth Communication’s 43rd annual summer writing workshop!

Participate in writing lessons, discussions, and group activities. Explore the personal and sociopolitical factors that influence your idea of “home.” Write stories that will help other young people make sense of non-traditional definitions of home, or take agency in defining what they think home should look like. Share your ideas that will lead readers to understand the different factors involved in people moving from one place to another.

All participants receive a $1000 stipend for completing at least one story in the workshop. If we meet in person, a daily two-trip MetroCard and $10 for lunch will also be provided. Proper PPE and health guidelines will be followed and enforced. All writers must submit proof of vaccination. 

Application deadline: May 13, 2021

See more details and apply online

Depending on the COVID situation, the workshop may be held in person at our offices on West 38th Street, over Zoom, or both. If we have to run the workshop remotely, we want to make it as accessible as possible for all prospective New York City teens. Therefore we will provide laptops to participants who do not have them.


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