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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I’ve been trying for the past hour to craft the perfect opening sentence for this testimonial. I am sitting in a small, bustling bagel shop in Brooklyn, NY—the ideal place to write and reminisce about my three summers in Virginia at Young Writers. However, I continue to find myself thinking, “I still can’t believe that a program, a community, a family like Young Writers really exists.” Not only did it give me the tools to grow as a writer, but I also felt like a member of this passionately devoted and accepting community. What more does a young writer need?