• The 2018 Student Application link will be posted here in the third week of January

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


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 Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Wins MacArthur "Genius" Grant

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

Theater of War

New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood has alumnus Bryan Doerries’ book, Theater of War, on his gift list. Here’s why you should, too.

Help Us Find 33 Years of YWW Alumni!

There are so many incredible things about The Young Writers Workshop: the friendships, the writing breakthroughs, the wild applause—even the 2011 demolition of Tuttle (that, we remind you, had no air conditioning). But perhaps one of YWW’s most amazing feats is that it has created this large and lasting community before the Internet age began. How did we even do it?

As the program enters its “thirty-something” years, it’s growing nostalgic. We want to know where our thousands of amazing alums are now—especially our alums from the 80s and 90s, whose email addresses were a mere gleam in future-Google’s eye.

YOU can help us! You have the technology! It takes only seconds to fill out this form. And, if you have a few more seconds, send this link to your alumni friends who haven’t yet joined our alumni group or liked us on Facebook.

Gregory Orr (Visiting Writer) on PBS' Newshour

Jeffrey Brown interviews poet Gregory Orr on how children cope after fatal gun accidents. Watch the interview here.

Reflections on a Shooting Range Death, From One Who Knows

Gregory Orr (Visiting Writer) reflects in the New York Times Sunday Review on his own experience with a fatal hunting accident at a young age and the recent tragedy of a nine year-old girl who accidentally killed her shooting range instructor. Read his piece here.

Session 1 Visiting Writers!

Looking forward to performances tonight from alumna Jenny Johnson(‘96) and musician Peyton Tochterman!

Congrats to Helena Chung ('12), Runner-Up in The 5th Annual NY Times Found Poem Contest!

Congrats to Helena Chung ('12), Runner-Up in The 5th Annual NY Times Found Poem Contest!