The NYS Summer Young Writers Institute The New York State Summer Young Writers Institute is pleased to announce its annual summer workshop for teens June 27 – July 9, 2017, at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York.

The New York State Summer Young Writers Institute is a 11-day in-residence writing workshop for high school students. Held during the months of June and July, the workshop offers young writers artistic development, recognition and respect, and peer support. Students work closely with professional writers, immersing themselves in poetry, prose, creative nonfiction and the critical evaluation of each other’s work. Admission is limited and participation is determined by the evaluation of creative writing samples submitted as part of the application process.

Workshop participants attend three instructional sessions per day — a 90-minute workshop in the morning and two hour-long workshops each afternoon. In addition, the young writers attend readings and presentations by the nationally-known writers who are part of the New York State Summer Writers Institute, which is held at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. Work produced by each student during the Summer Young Writers Institute is published in an anthology.

Financial assistance based upon individual need is available to help offset the cost of tuition and room and board. The application deadline is April 1, 2017. For more information, visit or contact program manager/coordinator Christine R. Merrill at (518) 580-5593.

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