Summer Writing Workshop for Teens

Summer Young Writers InstituteThe New York State Summer Young Writers Institute June 24 – July 6, 2018 at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York

The New York State Summer Young Writers Institute is a 13-day in-residence writing workshop for high school students who will be entering grades 10, 11 or 12 in Fall of 2018. 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, dramatic writing, 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 ninety-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, NY. 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, 2018.

For more information, contact:

Senior Program Coordinator, Office of the Dean of Special Programs
Christine R. Merrill
518-580-5593 phone


NYS Summer Young Writers Institute
Office of the Dean of Special Programs
Skidmore College
815 North Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866