Project Write is pleased to offer both in-person* and online workshops. In-person workshops are held in the Shenandoah Valley and Northern Virginia areas. Young writers across the globe are welcome to join our online workshops!

Young Screenwriters’ Conference, Saturday, April 1, 2023

Held in conjunction with Shenandoah University’s film studies department, the Young Screenwriters’ Conference connects rising screenwriters and filmmakers with professionals in the industry! This year’s keynote will be delivered by Winchester native Christopher C. Rogers, whose credits include Paper Girls and Halt and Catch Fire. The day will also feature hands-on workshops in scriptwriting and other media fields, such as documentaries, virtual reality, and eSports. To register, click here!

Advanced Young Writers’ Workshop

For young writers who are serious about developing their writing, this advanced workshop is for small groups only to provide feedback on works-in-progress. Writers will meet with our Teacher Consultants and the same group of peers two evenings each month. The next AYWW’s start January 31! Please email us to get on the waiting list for the next AYWW!

Summer Young Writers’ Workshop, June 26-30, 2023 (in-person and online)

Young writers who’ve attended previous workshops or parents who are registering more than one young writer are encouraged to contact us for discounts.

Our week-long workshop invites writers to develop at least one piece for publication in The Bloom, our print anthology, while learning from our Teacher Consultants and guest authors. Early Bird Discount: If you register before December 31, 2022, you can lock in the low-rate of $300 for the week (a $100 discount). Please inquire about sibling discounts. Scholarships are also available!

Register here!

Second Saturdays Series

Genre workshops taught by our Teacher Consultants and published authors on the second Saturday of each month in a virtual environment limited to less than 10 writers. Young writers in grades 4-12 may register for individual workshops or the series. For more information, visit the Second Saturdays Series page. Second Saturdays in currently on hiatus.

Weekend Workshops

Register here! (Link will open soon.)

Spring 2023 Workshops will be announced in January 2023.

College and Scholarship Application Essay Workshop

Please check back in Fall 2023. Workshops are offered online or in-person in October.

Scholarships are available for young writers with financial need because of our partnerships and grants from the Claude Moore Foundation, Nora Roberts Foundation, and Marion Park Lewis Foundation. Please visit our scholarship page or email us for more information. The scholarship request has been embedded in the registration form for most of our workshops.

*For in-person workshops, all current CDC guidelines for masking and social distancing and any requirements by host schools will be enforced.