SUMMER: Workshops for Young Writers

Led by Dave Jarecki

WHAT: Three separate, one-week intensives, each following a different thread of thought. 

AGES: 12 thru 18 (though age is less important than attitude). Please contact me directly if you have a younger writer who wants to be a part of the program.

Week 1 (July 23 - 27): "Conflict and change” - writers will power through friction in our fiction, poems and essays in order to see what's waiting on the other side. Ideal for writers who want to tackle issues, enjoy arguing, are in the middle of a long project, or just want to rage on the page. 

Week 2 (July 30 - Aug 3): "Generation character count
“ - writers will focus on moments of micro expression, and such  as flash fiction, micro essays, and broken poems. A great workshop for writers who enjoy short forms, or who get off to strong starts but get lost in the weeds. 

Week 3 (Aug 6 - 10): "Getting it all down” - writers will focus on voice, narrative, and form, and explore the fine line between suspense, shock and surprise. Great for writers who are in the midst of a long project, college essays, or want to set the framework for a book or collection. 

Enroll now to reserve a spot! 

Visit to learn more and to enroll in the summer 2018 workshops for young writers. 

Monday thru Friday, starting July 23, and ending August 10. Sessions start at 10 a.m. and end at 1 p.m.
Attic Institute of Arts and Letters, 4232 SE Hawthorne Boulevard
Total Fee: 
$150 for one week | $250 for two weeks | $325 for three weeks