What would happen if you gave yourself permission to be on a joyous path of curiosity and mystery? What if you said yes to thinking about your hearts desire following your dreams? How do we process creative thoughts and observations in our brains and splatter them on the page as magic? In the 2023-2024 Y-WE writing cohort we will bring our creative energy, our joyous curiosity, our grief, sorrow and hope to make a year-long community collage. We will write together, take copious “life” notes, be inspired by dead poets and ignited by contemporary poets. We will grow seeds of bravery and walk away as seasoned writers. Y-WE writing cohort participants will explore multi-genre writing. In this year-long cohort we will also consider what it means to be a writing community and contemporary writers will share their knowledge and writing gifts with us. Be prepared to be encouraged, inspired, challenged and committed to your writing practice.

Y-WE Write is free to attend and open to young women, trans, non-binary, and gender expansive youth ages 14-19. We have three in-person retreats throughout the year accompanied by four virtual check-ins. We also offer Write as a week-long camp every summer!

Applications are currently closed. Check back in the new year to apply for our summer camp!

2023-2024 School-Year Dates:

Weekend Retreat #1: November 3-4 (location TBD)
Check-In: Wednesday, December 6, 4:30-6:30PM (on Zoom)
Check-In: Wednesday, January 24, 4:30-6:30PM (on Zoom)
Weekend Retreat #2: February 16-17 (location TBD)
Check-In: Wednesday, March 20, 4:30-6:30PM (on Zoom)
Check In: Wednesday, April 24, 4:30-6:30PM (on Zoom)
Weekend Retreat #3: May 17-18 (location TBD)

Facilitated by Anastacia-Renee: writer, educator, interdisciplinary artist, TEDx Speaker and podcaster.


Reach out to Program Coordinator Aya Zouhri, at aya@y-we.org

Join Y-WE and invest in a better future for young women*
*those who identify as women, girls, trans, non-binary, or gender expansive