Antioch Writers' Workshop offers an opportunity for Young Writers (those entering tenth, eleventh or twelfth grade in fall, 2018, or ages 15-18) to attend the Full Week program July 14-20, 2018. This opportunity is open only to Young Writers who live in the Ohio counties of Greene, Montgomery, Miami, Clark, Clinton, Fayette, Madison, and Warren.
NEW this year is also a need-based scholarship opportunity, thanks to the faculty of Wright State University and Sinclair Community College Departments of English, with three of these opportunities available to cover the balance of the workshop fee. Young Writers wishing to apply for one of these additional scholarships should simply ask for this request to be included in the letter of recommendation. These Young Writers will:
► Attend Morning Classes with all Antioch Writers' Workshop participants.
► Attend the Young Writers’ Afternoon Seminar, led by Chris Tebbetts. (Please see Faculty Bio page for more information about Chris.).
► Have lunch between the classes and seminar together, with Young Writers' instructor and with one other Antioch Writers' Workshop faculty member, giving Young Writers a chance to chat with and ask questions of the other Antioch Writers' Workshop faculty members.
Participation is limited to 15 students. Antioch Writers' Workshop is providing a Young Writers’ Scholarship to each of the 15 selected students, which:
► Reduces the regular local registration/tuition fee from $675.00 to $300.00. (A reduction of $375.00)
► Covers instruction from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
To be considered for this unique opportunity, students must apply by May 31, 2018, by submitting the following:
► A cover letter stating age, school attended, and reason for wishing to attend Antioch Writers' Workshop. Be sure to provide email, phone and home address contact information.
► A three page sample of writing of poetry, fiction, or non-fiction. (Poems must be complete and fit on all three pages; single or double-spaced. Fiction or non-fiction must be double-spaced, in Times New Roman 12 point, and may either be complete or an extract from a fuller work. Please number pages and include name and contact information in the top header of each page.)
► A one page letter of recommendation from a teacher of English, journalism or drama. (If home-schooled, please provide a letter of recommendation from a camp leader, preferably in the arts, or from another non-related adult, such as a music teacher or librarian.)
These materials may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org as a PDF or WORD (.doc) file, with Young Writers in the Subject line or mailed to Antioch Writers Workshop, c/o University of Dayton, Department of English, 300 College Park, Dayton, Ohio 45469.
Students accepted into this program will be notified shortly after May 31, 2018. To retain place in the program, the Director must receive by June 25, 2018:
► Full payment of $300.00
► A medical/liability release form and permission to attend form, both signed by student’s parent or legal guardian.
► Manuscript extract, between 10-20 double-spaced pages, of fiction or non-fiction, or 10 single spaced pages of poetry, for workshopping in the Young Writers afternoon seminar.