• 2018 Dates: Session 1, June 24 - July 6; Session 2, July 8-27

  • Look here for the 2018 Student Application after January 1.

Recent Posts

Vote for Carrie Brown's "The Stargazer's Sister"!

YWW visiting writer and patron saint Carrie Brown’s new novel, The Stargazer’s Sister, is a finalist for the Library of Virginia’s “People’s Choice” award, which is decided by readers’ votes. Let’s vote her to the top!

Kiplinger Names UVA as #2 'Best Value' Among Public Universities

For the 10th consecutive year, Kiplinger Personal Finance Magazine’s “Best College Value” rankings list the University of Virginia among the nation’s top three public universities.

Alumnus Bryan Doerries Featured on PBS Newshour

Alumnus Bryan Doerries take a version of his Theater of War to Ferguson, MO. Watch here as PBS NewsHour reports.

Alumnus Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Wins MacArthur "Genius" Grant

Wild applause and congratulations to scriptwriting alumnus Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (‘98-‘01) and newest MacArthur genius!

Introducing Henry Hoke, Scriptwriting Faculty

We asked this year’s faculty to respond to a question related to this year’s theme of CONVERGENCE. Today, Henry Hoke talks about the convergence of screenwriting and fiction in his own work.

Introducing Sallie Merkel, Scriptwriting Faculty

We asked this year’s faculty to respond to a question related to this year’s theme of CONVERGENCE. Today, Sallie Merkel talks about the importance of creating a convergence of multiple voices–even when you’re alone.

Introducing Lydia Conklin, Graphic Fiction & Nonfiction Faculty

We asked this year’s faculty to respond to a question related to this year’s theme of CONVERGENCE. Lydia Conklin shows us how a love of two distinct art forms can converge to create something wholly new and exciting.

Introducing Derrick Brown, Poetry Faculty

We asked this year’s faculty to respond to a question related to this year’s theme of CONVERGENCE. Today, it’s the convergence of Derrick Weston Brown on the past and the present in the writer’s voice.

Introducing Sara Brickman, Poetry Faculty

We asked this year’s faculty to respond to a question related to this year’s theme of CONVERGENCE. Sara Brickman talks about how the art that we consume converges to help us create.

Introducing Suzy Chamandy, Fiction Faculty

We asked this year’s faculty to respond to a question related to this year’s theme of CONVERGENCE. Today, Suzy Chamandy invites us to consider actively procrastinating or, as she puts it, “waiting for convergence.”