Messiah University's response to COVID-19

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The Mission of the Young Writers Workshop at Messiah College:

  • To enable students to become better writers in a safe and positive learning environment
  • To develop a community of writers that is established during the week and endures beyond the week.
  • To give students a foretaste of college experience and college level thinking and writing.
  • To introduce students to Messiah College in a way that will encourage them to think about Messiah as a future academic home.
  • To encourage students to understand the value of the humanities.

 

Young Writers Workshop

What You Will Learn

  • To enable students to become better writers in a safe and positive learning environment
  • To develop a community of writers that is established during the week and endures beyond the week.
  • To give students a foretaste of college experience and college level thinking and writing.
  • To introduce students to Messiah College in a way that will encourage them to think about Messiah as a future academic home.
  • To encourage students to understand the value of the humanities.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will read and extensively discuss works of short fiction. Both classic and modern authors will be explored.
  • Students will learn to write original works of short fiction.
  • Students will learn to read and respond to each other’s work effectively.
  • Students will learn how to revise their work in response to their peers.
  • Students will write a work of fiction with the intent of publication.

"This is so much more than a workshop. For the last four years, the workshop has consistently inspired me and led me to grow as a writer and as a person. The relationships I formed with peers and mentors alike are irreplaceable. No matter where my writing takes me in the future, I am so grateful to this workshop for reminding me why I started writing in the first place"

2018 Young Writers Workshop Graduate

 

Out of Class Learning Outcomes

  • Students will learn to work collaboratively in a supportive academic community.
  • Students will have the opportunity to share their poetry and unique talents with their peers.
  • Students will learn about the mission and values of Messiah College.
Young Writers Workshop