THE CENTER FOR THE LITERARY ARTS IN NEW YORK STATE
New York State Summer Young Writers Institute
The New York State Summer Young Writers Institute is a eleven day-long in-residence
writing workshop for high school students. Held during the
months of June and July the workshop offers young writers artistic development, recognition
and respect, and peer support. Students work closely with professional writers,
immersing themselves in poetry, prose, creative nonfiction, and the critical
evaluation of each other’s work. Admission is limited and participation
is determined by the evaluation of creative writing samples submitted as
part of the application process.
Workshop participants attend three instructional sessions
per day — a
ninety-minute workshop in the morning, and two hour-long workshops
each afternoon. In addition, the young writers attend readings and
presentations by the nationally-known writers who are part of the New York
State Summer Writers Institute, which is held at Skidmore
College in Saratoga
Springs, NY. Work produced by each student during the Summer Young Writers
Institute is published in an anthology.
Financial assistance based upon individual need is available to help
offset the cost of tuition and room and board.
Summer Young Writers Institute Application
Science Library, SL 320, University
at Albany, NY 12222 | Phone 518-442-5620, Fax 518-442-5621, email firstname.lastname@example.org