Speak of the devil, I was just telling a friend about what a great experience Young Critics Workshop was for me over the year. It helped me improve my writing, and use the English language more creatively, not to mention meet folks from The Stranger (aka Brendan Kiley). YCW will give you some cool bragging rights, that trust me, you’ll find useful (everything from telling your family friends you were able to go see plays, movies, and museums and get reviewed and sometimes published, you get the idea).
Since YCW and graduating high school, I find myself reading more publications, reviews, and further developing my style of writing. I’ve learned that I definitely want to major or minor in some type of journalism - specifically fashion writing, thus making my life revolve around the world of fancy clothing.
I think that one of the coolest things I did this year was taking YCW instead of sitting at home. If you like to be productive and are interested in writing of some sort, take Young Critics Workshop, it’s a neat way to meet new faces and learn something cool that’s FREE.
Young Critics Workshop
a writing seminar for 11th & 12th graders taught by Stranger Theater Editor Brendan Kiley
November - April, 2010 - 2011
Applications due October 15, 2010
More info here.