Welcome to Write The World Workshops

College Essay

Looking for a Roadmap to College Essay Success? Our virtual workshops guide you through every step of the writing process. Through interactive, small-group discussions and exploratory writing prompts, our Roadmap leads to standout essays that rise above the rest. What’s more, you’ll walk away with a writing toolkit for college and beyond.

Write the Family

This 4-week intergenerational family writing workshop, Connecting Generations by Creating Stories, welcomes family members of all ages. In weekly interactive sessions on Zoom, families work together to share memorable stories and learn how to create family legacies through memory mapping, writing, and audio recording projects.

Poetry Program & Summer Camp

Open to teens ages 13-19, our poetry programs and virtual summer camps invite writers to explore new genres, connect with peers across the globe, and learn from celebrated authors, editors, and educators, as they work to share their writing with the world.

About Write the World

Founded in 2012 at Harvard University, Write the World is the global platform for student writers. Using pedagogical methods developed at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, we expertly guide students through the writing process, from first drafts to publication-worthy pieces.

Our signature writing competitions, featuring noted guest judges such as United States Inaugural Poet and Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman; former speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama, Sarah Hurwitz; and United States Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, empower writers to find, hone, and share their voice.

The Writing Workshops grew out of our global community of 30,000 teen writers from over 100 countries and offers new opportunities to connect, engage, and learn across continents. Whether you’re an experienced writer or just starting to put your thoughts on paper, we welcome you to explore and join our offerings. 

We look forward to writing with you!

Partners & Publications

What Our Writers Say

“It all felt very personal, which I think is essential for this process.”

— Salish, 14, Canada

“I have a better understanding of myself as a writer. It’s a very positive and safe community to share and improve your work.”

— Tiffany, 17, United States

“It allows you to connect to young, driven writers. The staff is supportive and the expert reviewers are extremely insightful.”

— Geethika, 18, Singapore

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