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Young Writers & Artists Festival

The tenth annual Young Writers and Artists Festival offers Cleveland-area high school girls workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.

On November 4-5, students have the opportunity to work with renowned writers and artists in a supportive and immersive full-day workshop. Each workshop is led by a talented and accomplished professional writer, offering students the chance to dig into existing interests or try out a new mode of creative expression. 

Registration Details

  • $125 per student. Financial assistance is available.

  • Participants will receive a writing journal, pen, and lunch from Choolah.

  • Enrollment in each section is limited to 15 students. Due to demand, attendees may not be placed in their first choice selections.


Thurs., Nov. 4 

  • 9:37-10:22: Assembly with festival workshop leaders Sarah Kay and Hanif Abdurraqib
  • 12:30-1:45 p.m.: Lunch and discussion with workshop leaders

Fri., Nov. 5 

  • 8:30-4:30 p.m.: Workshops followed by reading/sharing of work

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Workshop Leaders

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Special Thanks

The Young Writers and Artists Festival is made possible by:

  • the Grace Wood Bregenzer 1927 Memorial Fund
  • Victoria Scaravilli Colligan ’87
  • the EE Ford Foundation
  • the Horvitz/Rosenthal Family
  • the Lily Datta and Alan Peyrat Family Fund
  • the Randhir and Simran Sethi Family
  • the Hathaway Brown Parent Association
  • and designated gifts to the Fund for Hathaway Brown


Scott Parsons

Director of Osborne Fellowships in Writing, Director of Fellowships and Applied Studies, William McKinley & Jessie M. Osborne Chair for the Writing Center