Glass Kite Anthology's 2017 Summer Writing Studio
INTRODUCING GLASS KITE ANTHOLOGY'S 2017 SUMMER WRITING STUDIO
FOR YOUNG WRITERS
FOR YOUNG WRITERS
Check out our mentors!
Class of 2016
Jeremy Hsiao, Shirin Laturkar, Daniel Blokh, Joseph Felkers, Alice Xu, Lyrik Courtney, Marie Ungar, Josh Schlacter, Annie Castillo, Joyce Zhou, Lynn Huynh, Ananya Kumar-Banerjee, Katherine Kim, Oliver Yong, Ethan Chua, Meilan Steimle, Bronwen Brenner, Sophie Underwood, Jodie Kahan, Olivia Hu, Jacqueline He, Isabelle Jia, Erin O’Malley, Melissa Hamblet
What is it?
In the summer of 2015, the Editors-in-Chief of GKA and Rona Wang (contributor, spectacular friend, and the one who brought this idea to us) founded the Glass Kite Anthology Summer Writing Studio to guide, inspire, and mentor young writers during the transition between summer and the new school year.
The Summer Writing Studio is geared towards high school writers (and exceptional middle school writers). It offers mentorship in two genres: poetry and prose. Give us your passion, your adrenaline. We’re looking for motivated students who are willing to grow and learn, who are eager to redefine the role of writing in their life.
We're excited to announce that the program will be continuing this year. The application for our 2016 Summer Writing Studio is officially open until August 7th.
Sunday (8/7): mentee application deadline
Tuesday (8/9): mentors pick mentees
Wednesday (8/10): emails sent out to mentees by both GKA & mentors, along with first assignment, writing sample, readings, etc. Note: decisions delayed till the 12th
Sunday (8/14): first assignment due
Sunday (8/21): second assignment due
Sunday (8/28): third assignment due
Sunday (9/4): fourth assignment due
Sunday (9/11): fifth assignment due
Sunday (9/18): final portfolio & goodbye
How does it work?
Our program mentors (announced soon) will each choose 1-3 mentees whom they feel most passionate about mentoring. We require mentors and mentees to work with each other for at least five (cumulative) weeks; mentors and mentees may decide to continue to work together.
Communication between mentor and mentee may include email, Facebook, Skype, etc.
Tasks as a Mentee
Note that the reading and writing assignments will vary based on the mentor.
How to Apply
- Applicants should familiarize themselves with the issues and mission of Glass Kite Anthology, as well as the design and expectations of this writing program.
- The application will consist of two parts: a written application, and a writing sample. Optional: a CV/resume.
- Review and follow the instructions on the written application. The deadline is Monday (8/7). If you cannot access the document, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Please note that only complete applications will be considered for review; applications consisting of only a written application and no writing sample, or a writing sample and no written application will be deemed incomplete. The CV/resume component is optional, once again.