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High School Workshop


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

LIMITED SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR WEST VIRGINIA HIGH SCHOOL WRITERS.

To apply for the Scholarship, please include a short essay (1-2 pages) telling us a little about yourself, why you want to attend, and what you hope to get out of the workshop.

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.

Unfortunately we do not have scholarships for out-of-state students at this time.


Housing:

High School participants will stay on the campus of West Virginia University in dorms run and operated by WVU Housing. 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 acclaimed short story writer, Natalie Sypolt. Please see Natalie’s bio under our “Faculty” page. She will work with you in a daily workshop.

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

  • Exploring the exhibits, art, and archives at WVU Libraries to create new subject matter for writing and creating a chapbook of this work.
  • Discovering the potential of art and writing with a graphic novelist.
  • 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 the Workshop’s Director at renee.nicholson@mail.wvu.edu



Apply to the WVWW High School Workshop.