Young Writers


    Our workshops are taught by published and award-winning authors and are designed to foster creativity and self-expression and to empower youth to find their voices through creative writing. We offer a variety of workshops, in all genres, on weekends, after school, and during school-closure days. In addition, we offer workshops for homeschool students and teens.

    Youth Outreach

    These ever-expanding offerings include youth outreach in libraries and museums, medical and residential treatment centers, neighborhood youth centers, and a variety of school models.

    Summer Camps

    Lighthouse's Young Writers Camps are led by published and award-winning writers, and each workshop is designed to foster creativity, self-expression, and excitement about writing in young writers aged 8 to 18.

    Youth Authors Collective

    The Young Authors Collective, or YAC, is a group of talented, word-obsessed high school writers dedicated to experimenting with new creative forms, collaborating with other arts organizations, and writing a ton. We meet once a week at Lighthouse to generate new pieces, give friendly feedback, and work towards publication.

    Poetry Out Loud

    Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, Poetry Out Loud is a national program that encourages high school students to learn about poetry through memorization, performance, and competition. The aim is to help students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage.