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There's Still Time to Sign Up for Young Writers' Winter Break Workshop

Student authors can spend winter break honing their craft.

The Young Artists and Writers Project, or YAWP — formerly known as the Young American Writers Project — has a week-long workshop beginning Monday for middle and high school students on winter break.

Sponsored by Stony Brook Southampton's MFA in Creative Writing and Literature, YAWP's workshops will pair professional writers and teens for five-day retreats in creative writing, according to a YAWP statement.

The program runs Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

"Student writers will develop and hone their fiction, poetry and personal essay skills in order to discover the most powerful ways to express their ideas and to have them heard," a YAWP statement reads. "By week’s end, each student will have several pieces of completed work to submit or publish."

The program will be held at Stony Brook Southampton's Chancellors Hall.

Works created during the week will be eligible for publication in the YAWP Ezine and for presentation at “Sounding Our YAWP” in late April.

Students will have another oppurtunity to sign up for a YAWP creative writing workshop in March.

To sign up, visit youngamericanwritersproject.com or email william.chandler@stonybrook.edu.

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