The Teen Writers Studio is a space for rising writers and leaders to meet, write, and work collaboratively. It's open to anyone in 9th-12th grade. In addition to attending the biweekly meetings, TWS members complete a 20-hour service requirement over the course of the school year by volunteering in 826CHI's After School Tutoring and Writing program and/or Weekend Workshops program.
TWS membership involves serving as an ambassador for 826CHI at literary events across the city of Chicago— members are expected to participate in at least two outreach events per semester. Service hours are awarded for outreach and community engagement.
Please note: We are looking for high school students who can make the commitment to the year-long program. TWS meets over the course of the entire academic year and works towards a culminating publishing project that builds on all workshop sessions. Students are allowed no more than two excused absences per semester.
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WHAT: 18 workshop sessions starting 9/18/2017 and going until 6/11/2018.WHEN: Every other MONDAY from 6:30PM-8PM.WHERE: 826CHI, 1276 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622.WHO: 20 high school students in grades 9 through 12; TWS is led by Maria Villarreal, with support from 826CHI volunteers and guest writers.
THIS APPLICATION WILL CLOSE ON AUGUST 21, 2017.
Please contact Maria at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.