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High School Workshop


BE INSPIRED: START YOUR WRITER’S JOURNEY THIS SUMMER AT WVU.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR WEST VIRGINIA HIGH SCHOOL WRITERS.

To apply for the Scholarship, please click the registration link below.

Scholarships cover partial or full housing and instruction fees and some but not all meals.


Non WV High School Students are Welcome to Apply!

Conference Cost: $200 (based on double occupancy accommodations. Please contact us about single rooms). Some meals or other charges, such as parking, may apply.


Housing:

High School participants will stay on the campus of West Virginia University in dorms. A chaperone will work with these students to ensure their safety.  Should you apply, you will get more information on housing and other aspects of your campus stay.


What to Expect:

High School Students will work with published authors in a supportive environment that will allow them to exercise their creativity and improve their writing. 

Other programming for high school students is being developed, and may include the following:

  • Learning about creative writing at the college level—and other aspects of becoming a college student.
  • A reading of your creative work.
  • Events with the participants of the Writers’ Workshop, such as readings and publishing talks.

Questions? Please email Mark Brazaitis, the Workshop’s director at mark.brazaitis@mail.wvu.edu


Natalie Sypolt

Natalie Sypolt lives and writes in West Virginia. She received her MFA in fiction from West Virginia University and currently teaches writing and literature. Her work has appeared in Glimmer TrainKenyon Review OnlineWillow Springs ReviewAppalachian Heritage and other literary journalsNatalie serves as a literary editor for the Anthology of Appalachian Writers and runs the high school portion of the West Virginia Writers WorkshopHer first book, The Sound of Holding Your Breath, came out in November 2018 from West Virginia University Press



Apply to the WVWW High School Workshop.