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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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13 Chilling but True YWW at Sweet Briar (non)Ghost Stories

Author’s Note: Sweet Briar College is reportedly one of the most haunted campuses in America. When YWW relocated its summer program there in 2012, I arrived with strong hopes of experiencing and documenting my own supernatural interactions. I tried… and in the following summers, continued to try… as the document that follows will testify. Incidents described here occurred over the past 3 summers.

Gallery Walk!

Check out these samples from this summer’s Graphic Text labs! Thanks to artist Lydia Conklin and all the students who participated!


Though I was only able to participate in the YWW for a week during the 2012 session (Mother Nature had other plans for us, apparently), my time there was an unbelievable experience. I could go on and on about the beautiful landscape, the creativity around every corner, and the overwhelming amount I learned about writing and about myself, but what I found truly amazing was how I was surrounded by fellow writers everywhere I went. We learned, laughed, and wrote nonstop for a week, and I loved every minute of it.

Nic DeAngio

YWW Alumnus