Walden Woods Young Writers Workshop

 

Walden Woods will be online this summer!

While we have made the difficult decision to cancel our in-person program due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19, we are happy to announce that we will still be able to provide young writers with a safe, fun virtual writing community at a substantially reduced cost.  The online program will take place July 27-31.  Scroll down for more information.

July 27 – July 31, 2020

 

  Monday – Friday

 

   Time: 10:00am – 3:30pm

 

For: high school students

       rising 9th-12th grade

 

  Applications are now open

  click link below to submit

 

Financial Aid deadline: July 20, 2020

Cost: $950 online program cost: $650

 

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
—Henry David Thoreau

Come experience the writer’s life this summer at the Walden Woods Young Writers Workshops in idyllic Concord, MA. Here, in the place Louisa May Alcott, Henry David Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Ralph Waldo Emerson made the center of their lives and art, you’ll work with our team of award-winning professional writers and educators for a week of fun, challenging, and immersive creative writing workshops and craft sessions on the beautiful Concord Academy campus.

Want to learn how to write fantasy or science fiction? Is prose poetry or creative non-fiction your thing? How about realistic fiction, podcasting, or screenwriting? Walden Woods offers young writers, grades 9-12, the chance to explore each one of these genres and hone their craft in small-group settings  that guarantee individual attention.

You’ll be part of a unique community of passionate aspiring writers who encourage one another to take creative risks, experiment with new forms and ideas, and have some serious fun!

Our vibrant, supportive, and inspiring program not only allows ample time for writing and readings, it also takes full advantage of Concord’s natural beauty and rich literary history: we’ll walk the woods around Walden Pond, visit The Old North Bridge and The Robbins House, and seek inspiration at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. And when it’s time to take a break from the page, Walden Woods writers can relax with new friends, talk about favorite books with our faculty writers, edit the Walden Woods literary journal, and participate in producing and recording a group podcast, The Walden Woods Storytellers Project.

2020 PROGRAM SCHEDULE

At the end of the week, we’ll gather together for an afternoon of barbecue, readings from the week’s work, and one-on-one manuscript consultations with our faculty writers. So bring your imagination, connect with others who love writing as much as you do, experiment, explore, and celebrate the literary arts with us at the Walden Woods Young Writers Workshop.

“I have traveled a good deal in Concord,” wrote Thoreau, and at the Walden Woods Young Writers Workshop you will, too—anywhere your imagination and passion can take you!

 

Questions about Walden Woods? Please contact the Program Director, Jared Green at Jared_Green@concordacademy.org

Concord Academy Summer Programs
166 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742

camp@concordacademy.org

Phone: (978) 402-2222
Fax: (978) 402-2210

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