Join us IN-PERSON* or online from June 20 to June 24, 2022, for a week-long Writing Workshop complete with guest appearances by authors and intense workshops taught by our Teacher Consultants!

We welcome students entering 4th through 7th and 8th through 12th grades in the Fall to register here for this exciting event that will be held from 9 am until 2 pm each day.*

*Please note that we are making plans for both IN-PERSON AND virtual options for the summer of 2022. We will follow all current social distancing, masking, and sanitizing guidelines with everyone’s best interests in mind.

Registration includes admission to sessions with our guest authors, our writing TCs, and opportunities to write and revise work throughout the week. All participants may submit to the workshop anthology, which writers will receive as a printed copy and as a pdf file for participants to print or share with family and friends. Participants will also receive a Project Write t-shirt.

Each day includes a session with a professional author, genre sessions, writing workshops, and lots of opportunity for creative writing growth.  In addition, our young writers will have the opportunity to conference one-on-one with our Teacher Consultants for personal feedback and revision.

 Guest Authors

JOSEPH M. JABLONSKI, known around town as The Walking Mall Poet, is a typewriting street poet of Old Town Winchester.  He has written hundreds of on-the-spot poems for strangers downtown and at events. When he is not writing poems and letters by oil lamp and typewriter, he writes code for a tech company that builds tools for nonprofits. This is Joe’s second appearance at SYWW. His session will defy the “Poetry takes time” mantra as he teaches young writers how to produce quick poetry commissions on-demand for a specific audience. Read more about Joe in The Winchester Star.  Jablonski will be visiting us on Monday.
Joe Jablonski
LaTasha Do’zia is the founding director of Selah Theatre Project.  Do’zia will teach a session on writing for the stage. Writers are invited to enter the FOLLY No Justice – No Peace contest. Do’Zia will be visiting us on Tuesday.

DIANE TARANTINI, author of The Brave Knight, will be visiting us on Wednesday to teach young writers how to fictionalize their own lives to make a difference in the world. Read a review by a spring workshop writer.

Friday: No guest artists. We want to focus on our small groups and developing young writers in the morning and our celebration in the afternoon.

Please note that the authors’ availability may change at any time and the names are not permanent.  We may add or remove authors at any point in time.

Registration –


EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: $300 if registered and paid by December 31, 2021.

$400 until June 15
Please contact us at for sibling or family discounts.

Scholarships are available!  Students with financial need can apply at our website at or email us at for more information. Scholarship applications are being accepted on a ROLLING basis until we deplete funds.


Unable to make the full week?  You can sign up for only the days that you are available to attend!  Just select your specific days at registration!

The cost of the By-the-Day Summer Young Writers’ Workshop will be $100 per day.  This includes any presentations on the purchased days and the opportunity to submit to the anthology. By-the-Day registration is now open.

Completing Registration

Please complete this Google Form to register. You may send payment via Paypal to or contact us for offline payment options.


Please see the Scholarship page for more information and to apply.


Registration is requested by May 31, 2022, but we accept registration through the event. Due to our planning of events relying on accurate numbers of participants, refunds are NOT available after June 15.

Any questions can be directed to our main office at

We look forward to working with you!

Write On!

A huge thank you to the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation for providing funding for scholarships to students with financial need.

Other Workshops:

Second Saturdays Series from September 2021 through June 2022 (virtual)

Weekend Workshops: Fauquier & Loudoun (virtual)

Advanced Young Writers’ Workshop (virtual)

Young Screenwriters’ Conference, Shenandoah University, Winchester, TBA, 2022 (hybrid: virtual or online)

Summer 2022, June 24-June 28, Shenandoah University Winchester, Va. (hybrid: virtual or online)