The Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop | Summer Programs

The Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop


Young Writers helps students explore ideas through writing and develop their creative and critical abilities with respect to language. Three 90-minute workshops each day balance class discussions of assigned readings with frequent work in small writing or inquiry groups and time for individual writing. In addition to free-writing exercises and responses to prompts, pupils compose stories, poetry, personal narratives, dialogues, reflective passages and experimental pieces. Participants regularly share works-in-progress both in class and in smaller peer review groups. Students each read pieces aloud as part of a series of public readings by visiting poets, fiction writers and essayists. Weekend activities include social events and field trips.

General Info

Name The Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop
Location Gambier, OH
Year-round Contacts 740-427-5207
Program Focuses & Features Creative Writing, Hiking, Swimming
Grade Range (rising grades) 11-12
Age Range Residential — Coed Ages 16-18
Application Deadline March
Director Anna Duke Reach, Director
Residential Fee $2275, 2 weeks.
Year Established 1989
Dates & Sessions June-July; 2 sessions, 2 weeks long


Anna Duke Reach, Director