Young Authors Collective

What is YAC?

Applications are open for the winter/spring semester of YAC 2021/22! Apply here by January 9, 2022.

The Young Authors Collective (YAC) 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 Writer’s temporary location at 3833 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.

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.

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 2021 is Wednesday,  January 20, 2022

 

LOOKING FOR VIRTUAL YAC (YACV)? Based on the experiences of and feedback from the inaugural YACV members, we restructured it to better reflect the unique needs of a Zoom-based writing group. It's now the REMOTE WRITING COHORT. Find more information and apply here

The Blog

The YAC experiments with writing on their very own blog, which they created in 2016.

Join the YAC

Applications for the 2021-2020 school year are now open. Apply here

Looking for Virtual YAC (YACV)?

 

Based on the experiences of and feedback from the inaugural YACV members, we restructured it to better reflect the unique needs of a Zoom-based writing group. It's now the REMOTE WRITING COHORT. Find more information and apply here