• The Summer 2016 Student Application is now live! APPLY HERE!

  • Summer 2016 Dates * Session I: June 19-July 1 * Session II: July 3-24

Before the founding in 1982 of the Young Writers Workshop at the University of Virginia, residential programs for young creative writers didn’t exist.

Featured Artist

  • Cyndi Robinson-Carney

    Residential Teacher-Counselor, 2002-2004

    Cyndi Robinson-Carney joined the residential staff as a teacher and counselor from 2002-2004.

From the Blog

Theater of War

New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood has alumnus Bryan Doerries’ book, Theater of War, on his gift list. Here’s why you should, too.

Gallery Walk 2015

Check out these samples from the Summer 2015 Graphic Fiction and Nonfiction workshop! Thanks to instructor Lydia Conklin and to all the students who participated!


We're parents of a YWW alum -- Molly Brown, now an MFA student at the Michener Center in Austin, TX -- and writers who have worked with YWW students. As novelists and professors at Sweet Briar College, the arrival of the UVA Young Writers Workshop on our beautiful campus in the summer of 2012 was a dream come true, the perfect marriage of a lovely place and an extraordinary program. Sweet Briar's campus is three thousand gorgeous acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains; it has been a privilege to welcome the inspirational YWW to this inspirational landscape.

Carrie and John Gregory Brown