Welcome to Write The World Workshops

College Essay

Looking for a Roadmap to College Essay Success? Our virtual workshops guide students ages 15-18 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, students walk away with a writing toolkit for college and beyond.

Write the Family

Create personal narratives and micro memoirs, write family stories, and reach out to the future with creative nonfiction in one of our two-week online programs for writers of all ages. These small group, interactive workshops offer a unique experience with two live sessions on Zoom, plus time in between sessions to expand and complete draft stories. 

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!

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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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