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
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.