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 2023 workshop will take place on the campus of Millsaps College the week of July 17–21. Participation in the workshop is limited to students who are rising 10th graders through rising college freshmen.
Keynote Speaker: Andrew Aydin
Andrew is creator and co-author of the graphic memoir series, MARCH, which chronicles the life of Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis. Co-authored with Rep. Lewis and illustrated by Nate Powell, MARCH is the first comics work to ever win the National Book Award. In 2019, Andrew joined with Kelly Sue Deconnick, Matt Fraction, Valentine DeLandro, and Vaughn Shinall to found Good Trouble Productions (GTP) to produce innovative nonfiction graphic novel and multimedia projects, including RUN, a sequel series to the MARCH trilogy, and Registered, a comic book for the New York City Department of Education about youth voting and distributed as part of the NYCDOE’s “Civics for All” curriculum, as well as “The Long March”, a large-scale custom art installation and online experience for Ben & Jerry’s in Vermont.
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 residence hall, 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
- Linens (Extra long twin-sized sheets, washcloths, towels, pillows/pillowcases
Check-in: Monday, July 17
Check-out: Friday, July 21
Registration is now open for MYWW 2023!
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).