The program application will be available on November 12, 2022. 

Each year, the Carnegie Center invites young women in grades 9-12 to apply to a series of intensive workshops focused on self-expression taught by experienced women writers. Six sessions, held on Saturdays during February, March, and April 2022, will incorporate creative writing exercises in a variety of genres. The program also includes a mentoring component for elementary school girls, publication in the anthology chapbook, and two optional public readings.

The Young Women Writers Program and application process are offered free of charge. 

Funded by the Kentucky Foundation for Women. 

To learn more and begin your application, click the button below. You will be prompted to download the application as a Microsoft Word document (.docx).


We hope to see you soon at the Carnegie Center, home to the Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame and writers and readers of all levels.

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