Young Authors Collective

APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2022/23 SESSION OF YOUNG AUTHORS COLLECTIVE (YAC) ARE NOW CLOSED. SPACE PERMITTING, APPLICATIONS FOR THE WINTER/SPRING SEMESTER WILL OPEN IN DECEMBER 2022.

The Young Authors Collective is a group of Denver area teen writers who meet in person to engage in a literary community and write. Weekly meetings are held Wednesdays from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM in-person at Lighthouse Writers' temporary location at 3833 N Steele Street, Suite 1438. We’ll follow all COVID-19 restrictions and guidance. YAC members must attend all meetings and respond to emails and/or text messages from the instructor and Lighthouse staff in a timely manner.

Tuition is $520 per semester; full and partial financial aid is available. (Apply to YAC first, and after you are accepted you can request financial aid.)

The first meeting for fall semester is Wednesday, September 14, 2022.

YAC is an ideal place to create long-lasting connections and develop as a writer. We’ll look to marginalized and traditionally underrepresented writers for examples and prompts as well as to expand our notion of the literary canon. Members of YAC build their skills across forms, including fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and hybrid/experimental; by workshopping (giving and receiving feedback) on their pieces; and engaging in craft lessons. They are also expected to meet deadlines, contribute to the group blog, and set writing goals. YAC members may also participate in Lighthouse community-based projects, which have previously included collaborations with established adult writers and teaching younger writers at the Free Creative Writing Lab.