McMullan Young Writers Workshop

CANCELED: July 20–24, 2020


McMullan Young Writers Workshop

In alignment with campus-wide event cancellations for Summer 2020, we announce with heavy hearts the cancellation of the 2020 McMullan Young Writers Workshop.

Registered students will receive further information about this cancellation via email soon. Scholarships received by students will apply to the 2021 workshop. Program fees may be refunded or deferred to the 2021 workshop, and coupon codes from 2020 will be honored for the 2021 workshop as well.

We hope our family of McMullan Young Writers will continue writing! Please follow us on Instagram for ways to stay connected throughout the summer.

Questions? Contact us at

Do you love to write? The McMullan Young Writers Workshop (MYWW) provides promising young writers an opportunity to develop as creative writers under the instruction of talented writing instructors and to study literature under the guidance of college professors. Students learn from accomplished writers and teachers of poetry, drama, fiction, and creative non-fiction. The program also provides young writers with the opportunity to hear an established writer of note speak about his or her craft and to ask questions of that writer.

The 2021 workshop will take place on the campus of Millsaps College the week of July 19–23. Participation in the workshop is limited to 72 students who are rising 10th graders through rising college freshmen.

Keynote Speaker: Stephanie Land

Stephanie Land’s bestselling debut memoir Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive recounts her harrowing saga as a single mom navigating the poverty trap.

Maid will be adapted as a series for Netflix by John Wells Productions (ER, The West Wing, Shameless) and Margot Robbie’s LuckyChap Entertainment.

After years of barely scraping by, Land graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Montana in 2014 and started a career as a freelance writer. She writes about economic and social justice, domestic abuse, chronic illness, and motherhood, and has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Vox, Salon, among many other outlets. She has worked with Barbara Ehrenreich at the Economic Hardship Reporting Project and is a writing fellow at the Center for Community Change.

For more announcements about writers who will be joining us this summer, like us on Facebook to stay in the loop!

The McMullan Young Writers Workshop is made possible through the generous support of the McMullan Family Foundation, in partnership with the Eudora Welty Foundation and Millsaps College.

Meals: Meals will be provided in the Millsaps College dining hall, offering healthy and tasty food choices. Students with any dietary needs should report on the registration form below and to the program director.

Housing: Students will reside in New South dormitory, which is located on the south end of Millsaps’ campus. A campus map can be downloaded here.

What to bring:

  • Casual dress appropriate for a classroom environment
  • Laptop and/or flash drive
  • Toiletries
  • Linens (Extra long twin-sized sheets, washcloths, towels, pillows/pillowcases)

Check-in: Monday, July 19
Check-out: Friday, July 23

Cost: Register by March 15 and pay only $250. Register between March 16 and April 15 and pay only $350. After April 15, the regular registration rate of $450 will apply (includes all activities, meals, and lodging).


Registration will open for MYWW 2021 in February 2021.

Stay tuned for more details to come! To join our mailing list, email us at with the subject line MAILING LIST.

Due to a high volume of phone calls, we can process a response to your questions about MYWW faster by email. Please contact us at to share your questions and comments, or to request a phone call reply.

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