Young Writers Camp

Young Writers Camp has been canceled for Summer of 2020 due to COVID-19 Restrictions. Hope to see you all in Summer of 2021.

Young Writers Camp (YWC) is a two-week long program (M-F, 10am-1pm) for high school students (grades 9-12) who consider themselves aspiring writers: song writers, slam poets, short story writers, playwrights, mystery writers, rhyme spinners… any kind of writer at all!

In addition to attending camp and working with accomplished writers in the community, you will:

  • Work one-on-one with a writing mentor
  • Have your work collected in a YWC Anthology
  • Give a public reading of your work in a celebration of writing on the evening of the final day of camp

2021 Young Writers Camp


UNL City Campus

Camp is open to all aspiring young writers, grades 9-12.

Reflecting on YWC 2016

Video by Allison Hess

It's really exciting to see teenagers become unafraid.

YWC Anthologies

Every year, our young writers compile their work into a single camp anthology. You can read anthologies from past years using the links below.

2017 YWC Anthology

2016 YWC Anthology

2014 YWC Anthology

Photo Credits:

  • Diana Weis
  • Allison Hess