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K-State Today

April 30, 2021

Young Writers' Workshop now accepting applications for online June program

Submitted by Karin Westman

Young Writers Workshop

Do you know eighth-, ninth-, or 10th-grade students who love to write?

Encourage them to sign up for the eighth annual Young Writers' Workshop, June 21-25.

Sponsored by the Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences, with support from the Beach Museum, the Young Writers' Workshop provides five days of creative writing workshops with the guidance of experienced K-State faculty and graduate students.

Enrollment is free but limited to fifteen students to ensure close attention to students' creative work.

This year's workshop will take place on a secure online platform, given that the university continues in Phase 3 of operations in response to COVID-19.

"We are looking forward to our eighth season of the Young Writers' Workshop, and another week of fun and creativity. Like last year, this year's workshop will be online, but our instructors are ready to foster a feeling of community and encouragement. Young writers with active imaginations are encouraged to apply!" said Katy Karlin, associate professor of English and program director.

Exit surveys from the 2020 class of young writers demonstrate the continued success of the summer program: 100% of participants agreed or strongly agreed that the instructors were encouraging and helpful, and 100% said they felt encouraged to continue writing creatively following the workshop.

"With the continued support of our alumni donors Helen and Duke Dupre and the co-sponsorship of the Beach Museum, we can once again offer young writers the opportunity to develop their creativity and practice their craft," said Karin Westman, department head of English. "We value the opportunity to invest in the arts and humanities and in the young writers of Kansas."

Visit the program's webpage for application requirements and submission information. The priority deadline for applications is May 15; applicants will be notified by May 25.