The Young Authors Collective, or YAC, is a group of talented, word-obsessed high school writers dedicated to experimenting with new creative forms, collaborating with other arts organizations, and writing a ton. We meet once a week at Lighthouse to generate new pieces, give friendly feedback, and work towards publication. And part of the privilege (and obligation) of being a YAC is that you'll work with some of Lighthouse’s best faculty and attend events with visiting authors and literary events throughout the year.
YAC meets at Lighthouse on Wednesdays from 4:00 to 6:00 PM and has a maximum of 12 students. For fall 2019, we'll begin on September 4 and end on December 18 with no meeting on November 27. Spring 2020 will begin on January 22 and end on May 20. Tuition is $450 per semester; financial aid is available.
Participating in the YAC is a great way for teens to hone their craft, demonstrate leadership in the literary community, learn about the process of becoming published, and make new writer friends.
Apply here for the 2019-2020 school year.