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About the Program

The 2014 application process is now closed. Please check back in the fall for information on the 2015 program.

The Reynolds Workshop
The Reynolds Young Writers Workshop at Denison University is an inspiring place for high school students who love to write. This 8-day residential program, to be held this year from June 15 – 22, 2014, brings together young writers who are passionate about artistic expression and eager to stretch in new directions.

In small workshops in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, beginning poets and writers get the chance to develop their talents and refine their skills. Daily crosswriting classes give exposure to all the genres, while group sessions with visiting writers and readings enrich the experience. There’s also time to write individually and to meet with faculty one on one. Participants also contribute poems and short prose pieces to the Workshop Anthology, ready to take home at the week’s end.

Denison’s beautiful campus is in Granville, Ohio, just a short drive from the cultural offerings of nearby Columbus. Group outings include trips to the Columbus Museum of Art, the Wexner Center for the Arts, and the local lake or arboretum for swimming, hiking, and fun.

The Reynolds Young Writers Workshop offers an energizing writing experience for up to 36 rising high school juniors, seniors, and college-bound students from across the country. Financial assistance is available on an as-needed basis.