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Hudson Valley Writing Project

New Online Young Writers Programs

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.

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Ages 8-9

Curiosity is the best inspiration for writing! Your natural wonders will guide our collective explorations and discoveries as we experiment with language and compose stories and poetry together.

“My daughter was absolutely exuberant from her experiences, eager to share what she and her friends in her group had written.”

Saturdays: Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, Nov. 7, 14 & 21
10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | $195


Ages 13-16

When writers search for what sets their souls on fire, the stories they create can be transformative. Explore the things that are important to you – your lineage, community, an issue of social justice – and use writing as a springboard for creating a multimedia piece that allows you to share your ideas with others.

“A safe, welcoming, kind, collaborative, and supportive space for multimedia storytelling.”

Tuesdays and Thursdays: Oct. 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27 & 29
4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | $195


High school juniors and seniors

A good college essay communicates who you are and what you care about. Working together, we will study model essays, brainstorm topics, and transform our ideas into solid drafts, as we give and receive feedback in a relaxed, supportive setting.

"I feel like I grew as a writer because I learned how to write about myself. I was able to open up and tell the reader who I am as a person and what makes me unique."

Thursdays: Oct. 8, 15, 22 & 29, Nov. 5
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. | $295

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 www.newpaltz.edu/give/hvwp.

Please contact us with your questions at hvwp@newpaltz.edu or (845) 257-2836.