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

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One of the greatest thrills any writer can imagine is to look into the eyes of the next generation of talent and say, "Welcome. We need you. You can do this. Here's how . . . "  As someone who has had that opportunity through the Young Writers Workshop, I want to give a huge shout out to the program and participants, and the brilliant voices that emerge. Welcome. We need you. Here's how . . . .

Dahlia Lithwick

Visiting Writer