A weekend of learning for writers of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction in Grades 8 through 12.
November 18–19, 2017
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Participate in workshops to gain exposure to a variety of writing techniques in various genres such as poetry, journalism, fiction, spoken word poetry, and creative non-fiction.
The Bancroft Young Writers Conference offers a valuable opportunity for teenage writers to develop their craft with mentors who are published authors and working writers. Supported and encouraged by these mentors, attendees have the opportunity to:
- Garner feedback on their work
- Develop ideas for future writing projects
- Meet like-minded peers
The sample schedule shows the typical flow of the two-day conference. The cost is $90 per student. Includes a light breakfast and full lunch each day. For more information, please email Conference Director and Bancroft Upper School English Department Chair, Martha Fortier (email@example.com).
Jen Brooks — Young adult novelist
Alex Charalambides — Performance poet, founder/director of Worcester Youth Poetry Slam
Regie Gibson — Poet, songwriter, author, workshop facilitator, and educator
Diane Mulligan — Novelist, teacher
Jeremy Shulkin — Freelance writer and English teacher at Worcester’s University Park Campus School
Victor Infante — Entertainment editor of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette and editor-in-chief of two literary magazines
Eleni Gage '92 — Author, freelance writer, editor, writing instructor, and Bancroft alumna