Young Women Writers Project Applications Available

The application is open to girls in grades 9-12.


Each year, the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning invites young women in grades 9-12 to apply for a free series of intensive workshops dedicated to creative self-expression through writing.

UPDATE–The deadline has been extended to Monday, January 23 at 7:30 — applications should be postmarked or hand-delivered by this time.

The Young Women Writers Project, funded in part by the Kentucky Foundation for Women, allows 15 girls to attend a series of intensive workshops taught by experienced women writers.

The workshops all take place on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning.

The workshop leaders are: Feb. 11Amanda HerveyFeb. 18Gwenda BondFeb. 25Sarah Combs, March 4Asha French, March 11Kate Hadfield, and March 18Bianca Spriggs.

The work of the selected participants will be featured in a public reading on May 17, and participants will also lead creative writing exercises with 4th and 5th grade girls during a mentoring day in April.

To be considered, applicants must include a cover sheet, a letter stating interest and motivation for participating, a writing sample (5 page minimum), and a media release form. The application is due by 5 p.m. on Jan. 6. For more information contact Laura Whitaker.