Welcome to our Online Young Writers Workshop at NC State University! This first of its kind workshop is from the comfort and safety of your own home! Young Writers Workshop Online debuted in 2020 for young writers ages 9 to 18. Three-week self-paced courses are just $179 each. 

Registration is now closed. Register here starting on February 1. Courses are $179 each. Most students take one course at a time, but if you wish to take two courses the total discounted cost for two is $300.   

Courses are listed as 8:00 AM-5:00PM only because they are online. 1-2 live meetings will be scheduled by the instructor between 10AM and 4PM EST. Guest authors are Wednesday & Thursdays at 3:00 PM EST. 

Benefits to Online Workshops

With an additional week added on, instruction is spaced out and students have more time to reflect. There are multiple activities each week including discussion forums, direct submission of work to the instructor, video lectures and tutorials, and live video meetings. While the weekly live meeting will be in real time, this is not a synchronous course where students need to be logged on at the same time all of the time. This type of online workshop is self-paced and disciplined, but this approach is often a benefit to many learners.    

The three week online workshops provide the following:

  • an additional week longer than our traditional program at a lower price
  • more flexibility and independence for students to work at their own pace
  • dynamic instruction from experienced online instructors with user-friendly technology 
  • credible published authors as instructors
  • Q & A with guest authors
  • personalized feedback on your work
  • opportunity to share your work with your peers 
  • opportunity to win prizes (from books to t-shirts to future tuition discounts)

See last year's 2020 workshop descriptions HERE

This year's descriptions are posted in Reporter where you register. 

2021 Courses (July 12-30)

Course title, age group, instance section number

Poetry  (age 12-16)  11 (only a couple of spots left) 

Songwriting  (age 14+)  13  (only a couple of spots left)  

Creating Characters  (age 14-18)  16    (only a couple of spots left) 

Intro to Creative Writing  (age 15-18)  05 (only a couple of spots left) 

Writing about Nature and Science (age 14-18)  18  (CLOSED) 

Introduction to Creative Writing  (age 9-11)  01  (CLOSED)

Introduction to Creative Writing  (age 9-11)  02 (CLOSED)

Intro to Creative Writing  (age 12-14)  03  (CLOSED)

Intro to Creative Writing  (age 15-16)  04 (CLOSED)

Fiction  (age 12-13)  06  (CLOSED)

Fiction  (age 16-18)  08 (CLOSED)

Fiction  (age 14-15)  07  (CLOSED) 

Fiction  (age 12-15)  09 (CLOSED)

Dramatic Scriptwriting  (age 15-18)  15  (CLOSED)

Dramatic Scriptwriting  (age 12-15)  (CLOSED)

Register for a 2021 COURSE HERE!