Young Authors Collective

What is YAC?

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. YAC members work with some of Lighthouse’s best faculty and have the opportunity to meet visiting authors. And YAC members attend Lighthouse’s 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. Tuition is $350 per semester; financial aid is available. Students may be also be eligible for community service hours based on their attendance and the requirements of their high school.

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.

All YAC members must apply each year. Applications are now open for the 2016-2017 school year. The deadline to apply is August 21, 2016, and notifications will go out the week of August 23. 



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