The idea is to create a creative, supportive community for young writers. And it seems to work. They're ninth graders, tenth graders, eleventh graders, and twelth graders. Some are home schooled. Most, due to our proximity, are Berkeley High School students. And although they didn't know each other before joining the Workshop, they are, as a group of artists, welcoming and inclusive.
We generate new writing through exercises and prompts. We share work and give thoughtful, critical feedback. We're focused on craft. We frequently have guest writers lead the workshop. All Berkeley Writers' Workshop events are free and open to all. It's a home for all teen writers.