Worcester’s premier college-preparatory co-ed day school serving students from Central MA and MetroWest, Pre-K–Grade 12


A weekend of learning for writers of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction in Grades 8 through 12.

November 18–19, 2017


Sample BYWC Schedule
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 (mfortier@bancroftschool.org).

2016 Mentors

Jen Brooks
Jen Brooks — Young adult novelist
Alex Charalambides
Alex Charalambides — Performance poet, founder/director of Worcester Youth Poetry Slam
Regie Gibson
Regie Gibson — Poet, songwriter, author, workshop facilitator, and educator

Diane Mulligan

Diane Mulligan — Novelist, teacher
Jeremy Shulkin
Jeremy Shulkin — Freelance writer and English teacher at Worcester’s University Park Campus School 

Victor Infante

Victor Infante — Entertainment editor of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette and editor-in-chief of two literary magazines
Eleni Gage
Eleni Gage '92 — Author, freelance writer, editor, writing instructor, and Bancroft alumna

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