Grub Street

GrubStreet is one of the nation’s leading creative writing centers. Since 1997, we’ve been driven by one mission: To be an innovative, rigorous, and welcoming community for writers who together create their best work, find audience, and elevate the literary arts for all.

Are you a teen who likes to write poems, lyrics, stories, novels, or screenplays? Come find your people. Join GrubStreet’s Young Adult Writers Program (YAWP).

YAWP students, ages 13-18, come from high schools all over the greater Boston area, and  YAWP has already been recognized by the Boston Globe as the hub for teenagers who like creative writing.

Grub has three types of programs for teens: free Saturday sessions, Teen Writing Camps (most of which take place during school vacations), and a three-week Summer Fellowship program.

Join our YAWP mailing list to hear about the latest news for all upcoming teen classes and events.


The Marble Collection

We believe that the literary and visual arts should be an integral part of every teen’s life. To fulfill our mission, we publish the Massachusetts High School Magazine of the Arts, a juried, professional-quality publication, and the only Massachusetts’ statewide print and online magazine of the arts featuring artwork, photography, poetry, and writing by students in grades 8 to 12. TMC’s commitment to published teens does not end when they are selected for publication. We offer one-to-one Student Mentoring Workshops, in which teens are paired with college student mentors, who help them refine their voices and revise their work for publication with constructive, editorial feedback.

North River Arts Society

Calling all writers! The North River Arts Society Writers Workshop is taking off! The workshop is a free monthly gathering of writers of all genres, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and screenplays. Participants will engage in writing exercises, discuss stumbling blocks and strategies, and have an opportunity to have their works-in-progress critiqued by the group. The Writers Workshop is free and open to the public. For additional information, please contact : Jen McInerney 617-823-2225 or

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Provides mentoring and scholarship opportunities for students

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. The Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent and present their remarkable work to the world through the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Through the Awards, students receive opportunities for recognition, exhibition, publication, and scholarships. Students across America submitted nearly 320,000 original works during our 2016 program year across 29 different categories of art and writing.