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your word Teen Creative Writing Residency #7

Program Dates: July 20 – August 2, 2014  (Application Deadline - closed)    

Master Artists:
Poetry - John Murillo
Creative Nonfiction - Kelle Groom
Fiction- Elizabeth Hand

John Murillo, Master Writer Reading - July 22, 7 PM. Atlantic Center for the Arts-Main Campus, Joan James Harris Theater. FREE and open to the public. Learn more about John Murillo: http://www.atlanticcenterforthearts.org/john-murillo

Elizabeth Hand, Master Writer Reading - July 23, 7 PM. Atlantic Center for the Arts-Main Campus, Joan James Harris Theater. FREE and open to the public. Learn more about Elizabeth Hand: http://www.atlanticcenterforthearts.org/elizabeth-hand

Kelle Groom, Master Writer Reading - July 24, 7 PM. Atlantic Center for the Arts-Main Campus, Joan James Harris Theater. FREE and open to the public. Learn more about Kelle Groom: http://www.atlanticcenterforthearts.org/kelle-groom

 

Atlantic Center for the Arts’ your word Teen Creative Writing Residency is a one-of-a-kind, multi-genre summer writing residency that offers 9th through rising 12th grade writers workshops and mentorship by distinguished authors in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction/memoir, on the grounds of a breathtakingly beautiful ecological preserve.
 
your word Teen Creative Writing Residency will be held from July 20 through Aug 2, 2014, offering 21 participants an extraordinary opportunity to explore and expand the power of their individual voices through writing workshops. The program will take place at Atlantic Center for the Arts, an artists’ community on the east coast of central Florida.

ACA’s your word teen writing residency is for teens ages 14-18 and offers teen writers a wonderful opportunity to study with top notch Master Writers while exploring their creativity in a nurturing environment.

More Details

The Residency: Students will join three Master Writers-in-Residence, one in each of the following genres - Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction/Memoir. Teens will select their focus genre, where they will spend the most time, but there also will be opportunities to explore the two other genres. Scheduled recreational activities include evening events with guest writers and readings, a trip to New Smyrna’s beaches, writing workshops, day trips, as well as movies and art workshops. Atlantic Center for the Arts’ Community Arts Manager, Ren Morrison will facilitate the program, and chaperones will be on-site 24-hours a day throughout the program. The residency provides mentorship by Master Writers as well as the opportunity to meet and interact with peers. 

Facilities & Housing: Atlantic Center for the Arts is located on 10 acres of pine and palmetto forest, representing the interaction between nature, environment and creativity. Nestled within a 67-acre ecological preserve, the campus is connected by raised boardwalks. Students will reside in two buildings containing 28 single occupancy housing units (4 handicap-accessible) furnished with double bed, private bathroom, work desk, small refrigerator, and linens. Atlantic Center’s award winning studio complex includes a dining hall, digital media lab, library, administration building, and a visitor center & gallery. Click here to read more. 

 Cost of Residency (includes room, board, and workshops):  $1,695  
There are a limited number of scholarships available for Volusia County residents (Consolidated-Tomoka Land Co. Scholarship) and teen writers of color (Zora Neale Hurston Scholarship). Apply on application.

 
There are a limited number of scholarships available for Volusia County residents (Tomoka-Consolidate Scholarship) and teen writers of color (Zora Neale Hurston Scholarship). Apply on application.
There are a limited number of scholarships available for Volusia County residents (Tomoka-Consolidate Scholarship) and teen writers of color (Zora Neale Hurston Scholarship). Apply on application.

How to Apply

2014 APPLICATION DEADLINE CLOSED   - Notification of acceptance status will be emailed April 2014.

The selection process for your word Teen Creative Writing Residency is competitive. Atlantic Center for the Arts receives the applications and the Master Artists-in-Residence provide the rankings, which determine acceptance to the program. For the 2014 program, ACA is using an online application submission site.

Your application will require the following materials: 

  1. Complete all required fields of the online application form 
  2. Statement of Intent: Why do you want to attend this residency? What do you hope to accomplish if you are accepted? (,pdf, .doc., .docx)
  3. Writing Sample: 3 pages (.pdf, .doc.,.docx)  ***For mail-in submissions, fill out the YW Application pdf and mail it in along with the materials listed above.

Writing Sample Requirements

You may include more than one genre in your sample (for example, 1 poem, and 2 pages of fiction), but the entire sample is limited to 3 pages. Your writing sample should include a sample of work in your strongest genre, but may include work in one or more of the other genres.

  • Please use double-spaced lines for prose and single-spaced lines for poetry.
  • Do not upload more pages than required. Extra pages will not be reviewed.
  • Do not submit additional materials. Only the requested information will be reviewed.

To Apply

  1. Visit the Submissions page for the Your Word Program
  2. Complete all required fields on the submission form
  3. Upload your statement of intent and writing sample
  4. Pay the $20 application fee at the bottom of the page

For questions or more information, contact Ren Morrison, Community Education & Outreach Manager at rmorrison@atlanticcenterforthearts.org or 386.423.1753 x 11.

 
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