The conference offers

  • Led by one of the writers on the NEYWC staff (see the biography page), the small, intimate workshops (usually 10 to 12 students per workshop) form the core experience for high school students participating in the conference. Workshops meet four times from Thursday evening through Saturday morning for a total of six hours of workshop time. Workshops options are poetryfiction, and creative non-fiction.
  • Students also are invited to individual meetings with their workshop leaders.
  • Craft classes allow students to explore a particular aspect of the craft of writing. There are many to choose from each day. Click here to see last year’s craft classes
  • There are plenty of opportunities for students to read their own works in dorm readings, workshop groups, open mic times, and at the closing ceremony.
  • Students also have the opportunity to hear readings from some of the noted writers on our faculty.
  • Planned social activities in the evening, and some free time in mornings and afternoons, round out the long conference weekend.


Photos courtesy of, and copyright by, Paul Rogers.  See Memorabilia page for more photos, videos, and copyright information.

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