Announcing our 2023 Young Authors’ Workshop

Our summer 2023 workshop is now full!

Each summer, we host the Young Authors’ Workshop (YAW), a three-week writing camp open to rising 9th-12th graders who are excited to explore a diverse range of genres, edit their writing in small workshop groups, and become published writers.

Announcing our 2023 Young Authors’ Workshop

Professional writers, poets, and spoken word artists will teach guest lessons and volunteer tutors will help with revision and editing. At the end of the program, students who meet the camp’s requirements and expectations will receive a $500 stipend.

Students from all over the Bay Area are welcome to apply, though priority will be given to students in SFUSD, particularly our partner schools, and to students with financial need. Whether you spend your free time writing poetry in your bedroom or find writing a challenging task, this camp is for you! All are welcome.


Workshop Details:

  • Monday through Friday from July 17 – August 4
  • 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. each day
  • YAW will take place at our Mission Bay Center (1310 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94158)

Please apply here and we will be in touch by May 19.

Email Programs Director Ryan Young at for more information.