Every month YEW offers new, exciting, and FREE online workshops geared toward young writers 12 to 25 years old. Hosted by Desirée Brown, Hannah Ward, and our talented guest writers, these workshops focus on the development of strong writing skills, building confidence within the craft, overcoming creative blockage, and answering the questions young writers have.



The Poetic Engagement: Writing about the spaces around you

with Desirée Brown

Since 2020, we have been caught in the same multi-utilized spaces: your bedroom is your workspace, your basement is your meeting room, your living room is your yoga studio. It becomes difficult to draw inspiration from the same set of rooms you experience every day. With Desirée Brown's writing strategies, learn to see your spaces in a new light. Create worlds between the walls and furniture you see all the time.

Saturday, August 13th @ 12pm ET - 1pm ET

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Facing Rejection: Writing Workshop

with Cari Dubiel

Writing is hard enough without the pursuit of publishing. When you’ve written that perfect first draft, submitting your work can feel daunting. Join guest speaker Cari Dubiel in this talk about how to face rejection, build resilience, and use mental tools to cope while moving forward.

Saturday, September 24th @ 12pm ET - 1pm ET

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Teen Writer Workshop 101

with K. L. Nation

You found the perfect poetry workshop to attend, but are you unsure of how to be a great participant? Join us for Workshop 101 with K.L. Nation for an open discussion on how to get the most out of your workshop experience. We'll talk about how to critique a poem and how to be open to criticism while respecting others. There will also be an opportunity for questions and sharing.

K.L. is the facilitator of the hybrid Benjamin Bards Poetry Workshop at the Benjamin Branch of the Greensboro Public Library in Greensboro, NC and the online Bards Unbound Poetry Workshop. She believes that poetry should not aim for the heads of the high brows but the hearts of the people.

Saturday, August 27th @ 12pm ET - 1pm ET

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Generative Workshop: Spark Creativity

with Desirée Brown

All writers experience writer’s block. But how do we unblock our creativity? Accompanied by Charlotte Mecklenburg Library associate Kate HillDesirée Brown hosts a monthly virtual writing workshop for teens and young adults with fun and engaging writing prompts to help us write judgment-free. Whether you’re experiencing a lack of inspiration, a battle with your mental health, or the pressure of perfectionism, learn to enjoy writing again! Join us the first Tuesday of every month. Click the arrow below to sign up.

Tuesday, August 2nd @ 6pm ET - 7pm ET

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YEW is interested in writers and organizations passionate about aiding young writers and their craft. Tell us how your workshop can help us achieve our mission!