Summer 2022 conference

June 26 - July 9

*We are no longer taking applications for Summer 2022. Please check back with us this fall for Summer 2023!


Are you currently a high-school student who is passionate about creative writing? Explore this website to learn about our program. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

THIS YEAR, in addition to having workshops in poetry, playwriting, and fiction, we are also offering three specialized courses: (1) Fantasy, Science Fiction, Fabulism: Short Fiction through a Fantastic Lens and (2) Digging Deep: Writing and Discovery in Poetry and Creative Nonfiction. You may find the course descriptions on the FAQ and Faculty pages, as well as on the application. THIS YEAR we will also be offering multiple craft classes, taught by our faculty and special guests, most afternoon and evenings as well as the opportunity to meet with our expert in revision, Jorge Sanchez, daily. See the FAQ page for a description of these exciting additions to our program. 


The Program

Get more information on our program offerings and workshops here.

COVID-19 Policies

See our policies on Covid-19 and SYWC plans.

(FAQ) Frequently Asked Questions

See the frequently asked questions about the program.


Learn about the history of our program.


Read about the award-winning faculty who work at the conference.

Guest Authors

Read about guest authors attending the conference.


Hear from past participants in our conference.

Apply Here

Apply to the Sewanee Young Writers' Conference.


Link to our online payment portal.