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UW Youth & Teen Programs

Young Writers Workshop

Join a community of students who are passionate about creative writing. Practice good writing habits and skills as you learn about the craft. Throughout this two-week course, you’ll develop strategies for generating story ideas, use word building to create interesting settings and intriguing characters, and explore fun writing strategies to bring your ideas to life. We’ll write short stories, poetry and longer works. You’ll also learn how to make the editing and revision process fun and exciting. Our last day will end with a celebratory open mic/showcase of your creations.

What You'll Learn

  • How to harness your imagination and produce creative work in your own voice
  • Editing tips that’ll help you effectively revise your writing
  • How to cultivate creative habits of mind, such as critical thinking, reflection, courage, risk-taking and persistence
  • Tips for polishing and presenting your work to a group

Who Should Register

This course is for incoming fourth and fifth graders. This course is not for those who need remedial writing help, and all students should have a high level of English language proficiency.

Instructor

Julie Olsen

More Information

This in-person course is taught on the UW Seattle campus.

Students who want a full-day experience can register for two courses — one in the morning and one in the afternoon — which will include a supervised lunch break between courses. Students should bring a lunch.

See the Policies page for details about registration, refunds, waitlists and more. 

Details

Jul 1–Jul 12, 2024

A-1
No class Jul 4–5
Day
Mon–Fri
Time
9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Location
UW Seattle
Cost
$600
Refund Deadline
May 20, 2024
Status
Closed

Jul 1–Jul 12, 2024

A-2
No class Jul 4–5
Day
Mon–Fri
Time
1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Location
UW Seattle
Cost
$600
Refund Deadline
May 20, 2024
Status
Closed

Jul 15–Jul 26, 2024

B
Day
Mon–Fri
Time
1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Location
UW Seattle
Cost
$750
Refund Deadline
Jun 3, 2024
Waitlist