Sunday, May 18, 2014

Young Writers' Scholarship Deadline Approaching!

For the fifth year, Antioch Writers' Workshop--a nationally recognized creative writing workshop since 1986--offers an opportunity for young writers (those entering 10th-12th grades in fall 2014, or ages 15-18) to attend the workshop held at Antioch University Midwest in Yellow Springs, July 12-18.

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 20. 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.

The Young Writers' program includes attendance to the workshop's morning classes with all participants and the Young Writers' Afternoon Seminar led by Mike Mullin. Mullin is author of the acclaimed Young Adult novel Ashfall, named as a top Y.A. novel of 2011 by NPR and Kirkus reviews and Ashen Winter. Learn more about his novels at

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.

Sharon Short, Director, Antioch Writers' Workshop said, "The Young Writers' program helps develop the next generation of creative writers of fiction, poetry and nonfiction. Students develop their craft, learn from outstanding mentors, create long-lasting friendships, and make a nice addition to their college applications. We're happy to offer the program again."

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 the program.

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