Monday, May 27, 2013

Young Writers Program Preview

Trudy Krisher
Trudy Krisher
The Young Writers' program includes attendance to the workshop's morning classes with all participants and the Young Writers' Afternoon Seminar led by Trudy Krisher, award winning author of several Young Adult novels including Spite FencesUncommon Faith and Fallout. During the seminar, selected writers will work on individual projects and develop their creative writing craft.

We asked Trudy Krisher a few questions about what young writers can expect from this year's workshop. Here's what she had to say:

Why are you excited about being part of this summer’s Antioch Writers’ Workshop?

 I'm excited about meeting another spirited group of young people who will bond with me, with each other, and with the writing faculty.

What can young participants look forward to in working with you?

They can look forward to someone who has been writing for many years but who is still just as excited about the creative process as a beginner.

In the spirit of the 28th annual Antioch Writers Workshop, what is the best advice you can give to young writers in 28 words or less?

Keep an open mind; share; participate; soak it all up!

The deadline to enter the Young Writers' Program is Friday, May 31. The program offers an opportunity for young writers (those entering 10th-12th grades in fall 2013, or ages 15-18) to attend the workshop held at Antioch University Midwest in Yellow Springs, July 6-12.

Young writers must submit three pages of creative writing and a letter of recommendation from a teacher, librarian, coach or youth program leader, to the workshop by May 29. Selected writers receive an AWW Young Writers' Scholarship in the amount of $375.00, reducing the total cost of attending to $300.00 for a full week of writing classes, a special writing seminar, and lunches all provided by Dayton Daily News sponsors.

This opportunity is limited to 12 participants and open to students who live in the Ohio counties of Greene, Miami, Montgomery, Clark, Clinton, Fayette, Madison and Warren.

Accepted applicants will be notified shortly after May 29. To apply or for more information about the program, please visit the Young Writers page at or email

Check out what former AWW Young Writers had to say about last year's program.

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