Atlantic Center for the Arts’ your word: Teen Creative Writing Residency summer program offers writers workshops and mentorship by distinguished authors in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction/memoir. Read More!
ACA’s your word teen writing residency summer program is for teens ages 14-18 and offers teen writers a wonderful opportunity to study with top notch Master Writers while exploring their creativity in a nurturing environment.
your word Teen Creative Writing Residency #7
Program Dates: July 20 – August 2, 2014 (APPLICATION DEADLINE March 28, 2014)
Poetry - John Murillo
Creative Nonfiction - Kelle Groom
Fiction - Elizabeth Hand
Atlantic Center for the Arts’ your word Teen Creative Writing Residency is a one-of-a-kind, multi-genre summer writing residency that offers 9th through rising 12th grade writers workshops and mentorship by distinguished authors in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction/memoir, on the grounds of a breathtakingly beautiful ecological preserve.
your word Teen Creative Writing Residency will be held from July 20 through Aug 2, 2014, offering 21 participants an extraordinary opportunity to explore and expand the power of their individual voices through writing workshops. The program will take place at Atlantic Center for the Arts, an artists’ community on the east coast of central Florida.
ACA’s your word teen writing residency is for teens ages 14-18 and offers teen writers a wonderful opportunity to study with top notch Master Writers while exploring their creativity in a nurturing environment.
The Residency: Students will join three Master Writers-in-Residence, one in each of the following genres - Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction/Memoir. Teens will select their focus genre, where they will spend the most time, but there also will be opportunities to explore the two other genres. Scheduled recreational activities include evening events with guest writers and readings, a trip to New Smyrna’s beaches, writing workshops, day trips, as well as movies and art workshops. Atlantic Center for the Arts’ Community Arts Manager, Ren Morrison will facilitate the program, and chaperones will be on-site 24-hours a day throughout the program. The residency provides mentorship by Master Writers as well as the opportunity to meet and interact with peers.
Facilities & Housing: Atlantic Center for the Arts is located on 10 acres of pine and palmetto forest, representing the interaction between nature, environment and creativity. Nestled within a 67-acre ecological preserve, the campus is connected by raised boardwalks. Students will reside in two buildings containing 28 single occupancy housing units (4 handicap-accessible) furnished with double bed, private bathroom, work desk, small refrigerator, and linens. Atlantic Center’s award winning studio complex includes a dining hall, digital media lab, library, administration building, and a visitor center & gallery. Click here to read more.
Cost of Residency (includes room, board, and workshops): $1,695
How to Apply
APPLICATION DEADLINE March 28, 2014 - Notification of acceptance status will be emailed in late April.
The selection process for your word Teen Creative Writing Residency is competitive. Atlantic Center for the Arts receives the applications and the Master Artists-in-Residence provide the rankings, which determine acceptance to the program. For the 2014 program, ACA is using an online application submission site.
Your application will require the following materials:
1. Complete all required fields of the online application form (Available Jan. 2014)
2. Statement of Intent: Why do you want to attend this residency?
What do you hope to accomplish if you are accepted? (,pdf, .doc., .docx)
3. Writing Sample: 3 pages (.pdf, .doc.,.docx)
***For mail-in submissions, fill out the YW Application pdf and mail it in along
with the materials listed above.
Writing Sample Requirements
You may include more than one genre in your sample (for example, 1 poem, and 2 pages of fiction), but the entire sample is limited to 3 pages. Your writing sample should include a sample of work in your strongest genre, but may include work in one or more of the other genres.
•Please use double-spaced lines for prose and single-spaced lines for poetry.
•Do not upload more pages than required. Extra pages will not be reviewed.
•Do not submit additional materials. Only the requested information will be reviewed.
1. Visit the Submissions page for the Your Word Program when it launches Jan 2014
2. Complete all required fields on the submission form
3. Upload your statement of intent and writing sample
4. Pay the $20 application fee at the bottom of the page
For questions or more information, contact Ren Morrison, Community Education & Outreach Manager at email@example.com or 386.423.1753 x 11.