Hudson Valley Writing Project

Young Writers Programs: Summer 2020
Young Writers Programs, Summer 2020

This page is an archive of our online class offerings for Summer 2020. For new and upcoming classes, please visit our new Young Writers Program page at

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Led by the region's finest teachers, the Hudson Valley Writing Project is pleased to offer online enrichment programs this fall, giving children and teens opportunities to write and connect with one another in welcoming, supportive settings.

Ages 8-9
July 6-10 | 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. | $195
Curiosity is the best inspiration for writing! Together, we will explore all sorts of questions as we write, create, and discover more about the world around us.

Ages 10-12
July 6-10 | 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. | $195
Exciting writing prompts, art activities, and inspiring virtual field trips will spark our creativity as we learn about and practice the craft of writing.

Ages 10-12
July 13-17 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. | $250
Who doesn't love a story with pictures? We will explore comics, graphic novels, and more as we develop our own characters, write dialogue, and illustrate our original stories to create exciting new texts.

Ages 12-14
July 6-16 (2 weeks, Monday-Thursday) | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. | $295
Together we will create characters and write mythic stories, replete with magic and monsters, heroes and villains, then roll the dice and let the adventures (and the battles) begin!

Ages 13-17
July 20-24 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. | $250
Working in an online, creative workshop setting, we will tell our stories through personal essays, fiction, and poetry. We'll share ideas and respond to each other's work as we polish our writing for an anthology.

Rising juniors and seniors
July 20-24 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. | $250
A good college essay communicates who you are and what you believe. We will study essays that work, brainstorm topics, and transform our ideas into solid drafts, as we give and receive feedback in a relaxed, supportive setting.

Ages 12-16
July 27-31 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. | $225
What kind of world do we want to live in? Join with other teens to explore, write, and speak out about the important issues of our lives. Use your voice! Change the world!

For more information about our online Young Writers Programs, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.


HVWP offers a 10% tuition discount to:

  • Families registering siblings and/or one child for multiple sessions.
  • SUNY New Paltz faculty/staff, HVWP teacher consultants, and faculty/staff members of HVWP's partner sites.

HVWP is committed to making our youth programs accessible to all students. To apply, please visit our Tuition Assistance page.

As HVWP is a non-profit organization, we hope that you will consider making a donation to lessen the impact on HVWP and support our mission. Donate today at

Please contact us with your questions at or (845) 257-2836.