Experience the power of writing and community this summer! The Hudson Valley Writing Project is pleased to offer online, enrichment writing workshops to bring young people together to tell their stories, share their thoughts and ideas, and develop new friendships. HVWP's community is committed to the social and emotional wellbeing of all writers - students and teachers alike.
Please note that all classes will take place remotely via Zoom in summer 2021.
Curiosity is the best inspiration for writing! Together, we will explore all sorts of questions as we write, create, and discover more about the world around us.
July 12-16 | 9 - 11 a.m. | $195
Through virtual walks in natural places and actual explorations of the world around us, we will develop our powers of observation. We will write stories and poems sharing what we see and care about.
July 5-9 | 9 - 11 a.m. | $195
GIRLS WITH SOMETHING TO SAY
Join us to meet new friends, tell your stories, and find your voice in a supportive circle of girls. Learning from women in history and women in our lives, we will speak and write about the issues that are important to us.
July 19-29 (2 weeks, Mon.-Thurs.) | 9 - 11:30 a.m. | $175
WRITING FOR FUN
Exciting writing prompts, art activities, and inspiring virtual field trips will spark our creativity as we learn about and practice the craft of writing.
July 12-16 | 9 - 11 a.m. | $195
WRITING & ROLEPLAYING, DUNGEONS & DRAGONS
Together we will create characters and write mythic stories, replete with magic and monsters, heroes and villains, then roll the dice and let the adventures (and the battles) begin!
July 12-22 (2 weeks, Mon.-Thurs.) | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. | $295
RISE UP & WRITE
What kind of world do we want to live in? Join with other teens to explore, write, and speak out about the important issues in our lives. Use your voice. Change the world.
June 28-July 2 | 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | $250
WRITING SCI-FI & FANTASY
Immerse yourself in a world of your own creation! Let your imagination loose and create a world in writing and art by developing characters, mapping out the places they live, and dreaming up an adventurous plot.
July 26-30 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. | $250
MAKING OUR VOICES HEARD
In this special workshop for teenage girls, we will tell our stories and speak our truth. Taking inspiration from women in history and women today, we'll gain new perspectives on feminism and social justice, and use our voices to shape the future.
July 19-29 (2 weeks, Mon.-Thurs.) | 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | $195
TEEN WRITERS INSTITUTE
Working in a creative workshop setting, we will tell our stories through personal essays, fiction, and poetry. We'll share ideas and respond to each other's work as we polish our writing for an anthology.
July 5-9 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. | $250
PODCASTING & AUDIO STORYTELLING
Find your voice! Taking inspiration from the worlds of journalism and performance, we will write for audiences of listeners and gain essential technical skills to record our own audio stories, colored by music and interviews.
August 2-6 | 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | $250
WRITING THE COLLEGE ESSAY
Rising high school juniors & seniors
A good college essay communicates who you are and what you believe. We will study essays that work, brainstorm topics, and transform our ideas into solid drafts, as we give and receive feedback in a relaxed, supportive setting.
July 12-16 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. | $250
HVWP offers a 10% tuition discount to:
- Families registering siblings and/or one child for multiple sessions.
- SUNY New Paltz faculty/staff, HVWP teacher consultants, and faculty/staff members of HVWP's partner sites.
HVWP is committed to making our youth programs accessible to all students. To apply, please visit our Tuition Assistance page.
As HVWP is a non-profit organization, please consider making a donation to help serve our students and support our mission.
Please contact us with your questions at email@example.com or (845) 257-2836.
For a list of past classes, see our Summer 2020 archive.