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    Attend the 2015 Winter Warm-Up

    Announcing the new HYWW Overnight Creative Writing Workshop

    The "Winter Warm-Up" is a chance to get together with your writing posse from this summer, get back to work on things generated then or since you last saw each other, work with a new faculty instructor, break out craft sessions, overnight programming with current Hamline BFA students, and a pass to the visiting YA author Matt de la Pena's lecture on Sunday. You will also have the opportunity to participate in focus groups for some of our MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults program. 

    When: Saturday, January 10, 9 am to Sunday, January 11, 4 pm.
    Where: Hamline University
    Cost: $100; includes dinner on Saturday, overnight accommodation on campus, and instruction. 
    Discount: 25% discount if you sign up with a friend new to HYWW

    Please register by December 30, 2014.

    Register Now 



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    Hamline Young Writers Workshop: A Creative Writing Day Camp for Ages 15-18

    The Hamline Young Writers Workshop is a chance for high school students who are passionate about creative writing to explore the craft, prepare for college, connect with other young writers in the Twin Cities, and work closely with Hamline Creative Writing faculty and published authors. 

    During this week-long day camp on the beautiful Hamline campus, students will:

    • Receive in-depth instruction/time with a published author in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, or writing the college essay each day.
    • Participate in afternoon elective courses in specific creative writing topics or college essay preparedness.
    • Explore our "Literary Twin Cities" on a field-trip.
    • Strengthen their sense of literary study and career paths through a panel discussion with published authors.
    • Inspire their confidence as writers through a concluding community reading.

    Upcoming Workshop

    Dates: June 15-19, 2015

    [ More information coming soon. ]


    Funding for financial assistance is provided by the College of Liberal Arts of Hamline University. Deadline for Financial Aid Application is May 1. Applicants for financial assistance will be notified of decisions and funding available no later than May 10.


    Registration is completed online. Please register before applying for financial assistance. Additional correspondence will be via email (valid email address required).

    [ June 2015 registration information coming in spring 2015. ]