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

  • Tim Harrod

    Alumnus, 1984-1986; comedy writer for The Onion

    Tim Harrod attended the Workshop in Journalism (‘84), Scriptwriting (‘85) and Playwriting (‘86). He has written for Late Night With Conan O’Brien, where the team he worked on was awarded an Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Variety Series. He currently writes for The Onion and humor magazine The American Bystander

From the Blog

Introducing Sarah LaBrie, Fiction Faculty

We asked our faculty to respond to a question related to this year’s theme of MARGINALIA. Here’s Sarah LaBrie on creating a ‘wonder cabinet’ of writing advice through note-making.

Introducing Henry Hoke, Screen & Playwriting Faculty

We asked our faculty to respond to a question related to this year’s theme of MARGINALIA. Here’s Henry Hoke on how his marginalia reveal his passion.

Testimonial

I've taught fiction writing at Young Writers for nine years now, and every single summer I've felt that same beautiful energy there--a combination of real imagination, love and friendship, self exploration, and a thrilling flat-out just going for it. All year, summer to summer, I carry this in my memory, and I talk about it with anyone who will listen. I feel so lucky to be part of this program.

Suzy Chamandy

YWW Teaching Fiction Writer