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 attended YWW in 1993 and 1994 for songwriting. The experience single-handedly changed my life and made me the person I am today. It is some of the greatest memories I have in my life. I am from a small, close-minded town and YWW introduced me to a whole new world of people and thinking, and showed me that is was okay to think the way I did and to be the person I was. I have been a musician/songwriter in Nashville now since 1996. It wouldn't have been possible without this wonderful camp. Thanks YWW.

John Duffer

YWW Alumnus