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The Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop: Opportunity for Student Writers

Are you a motivated high school student who values writing? If you are, you might be interested in applying to the Young Writers Workshop sponsored by the Kenyon Review and hosted at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio.

The workshop is an intensive two-week summer program for intellectually curious students, and works with young writers to develop their critical and creative abilities with language. The workshop aims to help students harness their natural creative strengths, and improve their skills in articulating those ideas on the page. In reference to the workshop’s approach to working with developing writers, the Kenyon Review website says: “Writers discover what they want to say—their ideas, images, narrative direction—in the act of writing (and rewriting). Writing, thinking, and imagining, in other words, are part of the same creative process. Thus, at Young Writers, students write to explore ideas, then develop those ideas through further writing.”

Workshops of no more than twelve students meet for five hours a day, and include free-writing exercises, responses to prompts, and more structured instruction on writing short stories, poems, personal essays and other experimental forms.

The workshop takes place at Kenyon College, and in addition to the offerings of the program, students also have access to the college recreational facilities such as basketball courts and swimming pool. Scholarships are available to students who demonstrate significant financial need. This program is a great opportunity for students who want to take their writing to the next level, and share feedback with a community of young writers.

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