Explore your creativity and refine your writing skills with these writing programs.
Philadelphia Young Playwrights: Advanced Playwriting Join a community of like-minded writers in grades 8 - 12 interested in exploring playwriting and theater-making. During weekly workshops, we'll take you through a step by step process to write and/or revise your own new play! Workshops will cover a variety of approaches and will be tailored to where each writer is at in their playwriting process. In between workshops, the instructors will be virtually available to writers who wish to receive feedback or additional support as they continue to write. You'll have the opportunity to work on a play in the company of peers and fellow writers, with the resources of Young Playwrights at your fingertips! Reduced tuition available. Deadline: June 15, 2018
Philadelphia Young Playwrights at Arden Summer Camp Over the course of a week, theatre professionals will guide you through the process of creating an original play. Starting with hands-on theatre activities that will teach you playwriting fundamentals, you will have the chance to write and revise a three-scene play on your own or with a partner. At the end the end of the week, you will work in teams with your fellow playwrights to rehearse and present excerpts of your plays on the last day of camp for family and friends. Some scholarships avlaible. Deadline: Until Program is filled.
Kelly Writers House Summer Workshop UPenn The goal of this workshop is to provide creative high school students, especially those who have not had similar opportunities, with the chance to dedicate full days to the practice of writing. Students will develop their own work and will read and critique their peers’ writing in a setting similar to an undergraduate writing workshop. There will also be time to explore Penn and Philadelphia with fellow workshop students and program staff. Scholarships for this program are available. Deadline: March 4, 2018
Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement The Philly Youth Poetry Movement (PYPM) is a non-profit organization that provides a safe space for Philadelphia teens to discover the power of their voices through spoken word and literary expression. PYPM offers literary arts education programming for youth ages 13-19 that promotes creative expression, critical literacy, life skills, and civic engagement. We believe that when youth take ownership of their voice, they take ownership over themselves. Come hang out with us at the Haven this Saturday! We welcome back our poets with a dynamic workshop series about language tools. Get back to the basics and grow your writing! Workshops are in four week blocks. All programs are free. Deadline: Until Program is filled.
Project Write UPenn In collaboration with Independence National Historical Park, the Philadelphia Writing Project welcomes students who desire to write, explore history, and develop digital and artistic talent. Each summer, students participate in a two-week workshop where they explore the power of language in the city where our nation began. Scholarships are available. Deadline: Until Program is filled.
Spells Writing Lab During the summer, Spells hosts a free writing camp with four or five sessions for ages 7–12 and at least one session for ages 12–16. What are the most important issues facing you, your peers, your community, and our society? Become part of the solution by writing and filming an engaging public service ad that will focus attention on your chosen topic and, possibly, change people’s perspectives on it. Deadline: Until Program is filled.