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

From the Blog

Introducing Lindsay Hill, Poetry Instructor

We asked this year’s faculty to respond to a question related to this year’s theme of disTRACTION. Today, Lindsay Hill writes to us from a train.

Introducing Lydia Conklin, Fiction and Graphic Fiction/Non-Fiction Instructor

We asked this year’s faculty to respond to a question related to this year’s theme of disTRACTION. In today’s installment, fiction and comics writer Lydia Conklin tells you how to reward yourself for staying focused.

Testimonial

Attending YWW as a fiction writer in 2008 was the first time I found peers who loved writing like me and who would talk about books, movies and current events for hours. It was the first time I found adults who never talked down to me, but instead understood me, respected me and took me seriously as a writer and person. As a counselor in 2012, I thought I'd just give back to the community, but instead it changed my life again with its openness and magic. Without YWW's formative power, I would not be the woman I am today.

Morgan Kayser

YWW Alumna