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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"To those returning, welcome back! To those who are new, welcome home." Those were words that set off my skepticism. YWW was my third writing camp and none so far had felt like home. They felt like camps. However, when I left, I felt like I was leaving my home to go back to my house. It was jarring, but my writing wasn't the only thing that improved. I improved as a person. All I can say to anyone and everyone at YWW is: I hope we shall meet again in The Future.