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
My time at YWW last year allowed me to grow more as a writer than I ever have. I accomplished more during this program than I ever have in regard to my writing . The staff are all amazing, and they are all writers. This was the first (and last) place that I will ever be around so many people my age who have the exact same passion as I do. YWW is the most beneficial experience I have had, in both my writing and my social life. The people make YWW, and I am in love with this program.