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
Often the biggest challenge to anyone wishing to explore their art is finding a community of individuals willing to share ideas and develop their craft in a positively critical and intensive setting. YWW offers a unique crucible for writers of all sorts to develop confidence in their own vision. Having pop, country, goth, rap and folk singers all in one place, immersed in exploration, critical mass is as inevitable as the explosion of creativity that follows."