Wednesday, February 2, 2011

your word Teen Creative Writing Residency

July 24 – August 6, 2011
Application Deadline: April 4, 2011

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 beheld from July 24 through Aug 6, 2011, 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.

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 have opportunities to explore each of the represented genres. Scheduled recreational activities include evening events with guest writers and readings, a trip to New Smyrna’s beaches, writing workshops, as well as movies and art workshops. Atlantic Center for the Arts’ Community Arts Manager 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.

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 that determine acceptance into the program. For application procedures, or to download an application form, visit us online

$1,295 for the residency includes instruction, accommodations, workshops, meals, and all activities. Scholarships for tuition and travel stipends are available on a limited basis.

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.

For more information, email Community Arts Manager, Sarah Higgins at,
phone 386.423.1753 or visit us online at

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