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Calling all YOUNG WRITERS!

Are you, or do you know, a Young Writer in the greater Dayton, Ohio area who is 15-18?


The Young Writers’ program at the 32nd Annual Summer Workshop (July 8-14) would be the perfect fit! The program is held at University of Dayton in Dayton, Oho. This opportunity is open to Young Writers who live in the Ohio counties of Greene, Montgomery, Miami, Clark, Clinton, Fayette, Madison and Warren.


Kristina McBride will lead the program. She is the author of the young adult novels The Tension of Opposites and One Moment and most recently, A Million Times Goodnight. Her next novel is scheduled for publication, The Bakersville Dozen (Summer 2017). Kristina is former high school teacher and is an adjunct instructor of creative writing at Antioch University Midwest and Wright State University. She also does manuscript consulting through The Write Sisters ( and frequently presents at book festivals and writing workshops.


Partial scholarships, reducing the cost of the week-long program to $300.00, are given to all Young Writers accepted into the program.


Participation is limited to twelve students. To be considered for this unique opportunity, students must apply by May 31, 2017, by submitting the following:

  • A cover letter stating age, school attended, and reason for wishing to attend Antioch Writers’ Workshop. The letter should include email, phone and home address contact information.
  • A three page sample of writing of poetry, fiction, or non-fiction.
  • A one page letter of recommendation from a teacher of English, journalism or drama. (Home-schooled applicants should provide a letter of recommendation from a camp leader, preferably in the arts, or from another non-related adult, such as a music teacher or librarian.)


These materials may be e-mailed to as a PDF or WORD (.doc) file, with Young Writers in the Subject line or mailed to Antioch Writers Workshop at the University of Dayton, Department of English, University of Dayton, Jesse Phillips Humanities Center Room 200A, 300 College Park, Dayton, Ohio 45469-1520.


For more detailed information, visit–summer-workshop.html.


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If you’d like more information about this event, please contact Sharon Short at 937-567-2399 or email Sharon at

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