May 17, 2012

Registration open for Young Writers Workshop

by Andrea Hahn

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Registration is open for the14th annual Young Writers Workshop at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

The workshop is an intensive program open to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors.  Participants work with creative writing faculty and graduate students in writing workshops, panel discussions and readings.  Students work in small groups to create their own writing, and also in whole group settings to learn about such topics as small press publishing or to hear readings from guest writers.  Students have an option of staying on campus or commuting. 

The camp runs June 19-23.  Registration is open through June 1.  The resident camper fee is $330; the commuter fee is $280.  Scholarships may be available.

Students should submit a writing sample with their registration.  The sample will not affect acceptance into the workshops, but will help workshop instructors place students in appropriate groups.

The Department of English and the creative writing program, in cooperation with the Division of Continuing Education, offer this workshop camp.  Allison Joseph, award-winning poet and director of the master of fine arts in creative writing program, is the workshop director.

To register or for more information, contact the Division of Continuing Education at 618/536-7751 or visit the website at  The mailing address is: Division of Continuing Education, Mail Code 6705, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Ill. 62901