CDWP Young Writers Programs

The Capital District Writing Project offers various programs for student writers in the Capital Region. Week-long writing workshops are held each July on the UAlbany campus. Our workshops are open to any students seeking opportunities to develop their writing, work with other student writers from throughout the Capital Region, and receive advice and guidance from experienced CDWP teachers.

We are now accepting registrations for all our 2014 summer workshops for young writers.

Young Writers Workshops

These workshops are designed for students entering grades 5-7 in the upcoming school year. The focus of each week-long workshop is on a particular genre or craft in writing. Our 2014 series will include workshops on play writing, fiction writing, and poetry writing. In each workshop students will have opportunities to learn various writing techniques, share their writing, and receive guidance from experienced CDWP teachers. These workshops will be offered weekly from July 7th through 25th. Click here to download the pamphlet and registration form.

Write Now: Teen Writers Workshop

Write Now workshops are designed for students entering grades 8–12 in the upcoming school year. Participating students become a part of a community of writers, where they work on their own writing, experiment with the craft of writing, share their work, and give feedback to others. Students may sign up for one, two, or three weeks, beginning July 7th, 2014. This year we will offer a special workshop on poetry writing beginning on July 21st through 25th. Click here to download the pamphlet and registration form. Click here to download an anthology of writing by teens who participated in the 2012 summer workshops.

College Essay Writing Workshop

This workshop is designed to help high school juniors and seniors develop strong essays for their college applications. During five half-day sessions 0n July 14-18, students will learn what college admissions officers are looking for in application essays, explore the do’s and don’t’s of essay writing, learn how to write original responses to standard admissions questions, and develop their authentic voices in their admissions essays. Students will work in small groups and with experienced CDWP writing teachers. Click here to download the pamphlet and registration form.

All of our young writers programs are intended for students who see themselves as writers, enjoy the company of other writers, and want to develop their skills as writers. For questions or more information, please contact Molly Fanning at molly.fanning@cdwp.org or 518-229-0813.