Teen Writers offers free workshops, open to teens and home-schooled students in grades 9 to 12, funded by grants from our generous sponsors and presented by The Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation and founding members Charlotte Terry and Pam Proctor.
Note: Juniors and Seniors in the IB program at Sebastian River High School and Lincoln Park Academy can receive CAS creative hours for workshop participation and for related writing projects submitted to the Teen Writers Workshop. Students at other schools should check to see how these workshops and writing projects may fulfill special academic and/or community service requirements.
Through the Teen Writers Workshop, local students have won college scholarships and earned top honors in state and national contests, including the Guideposts Young Writers Contest, the Parade poetry contest, and the Zora poetry contest. Five students have published poetry chapbooks, which have been sold on consignment at City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco and at Gotham Book Mart in New York City.
Workshop member Brooke Willis received international recognition when her essay on crusading journalist Nellie Bly was published in The Concord Review, a prestigious journal for high school history students.