Summer Workshops for Young Writers at Stony Brook Southampton

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y., June 19, 2009 – The Southampton Writers Conference, created by Stony Brook Southampton's MFA in Writing and Literature program and running throughout the month of July at the Stony Brook Southampton campus, is offering writing workshops for teens under the auspices of its Young American Writers Project (YAWP).

The YAWP Summer Workshops pair professional writers with high school students for four-day retreats in playwriting and creative writing. The YAWP Creative
Writing Workshop runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 7 - 10, and allows young poets, essayists and storytellers to discover and explore new talents and develop existing ones. By week's end, students will have a body of work to submit or publish and will participate in a final reading open to the public.

The YAWP Summer Playwriting Workshop runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 14 - 17, and features four days of concentrated instruction in the process of writing a short, two-character play. The final day is devoted to presentation, in rehearsed reading format, of the participating students' work. The reading will be open to the public. The cost for each workshop week is $525.

For further information, contact 631-632-5030 or visit