Young Writers' Studio

"Don't get it right, just get it written." - James Thurber

Every other week, local teens gather at Thurber Center to write, create, and explore ways to get their stories on paper. Whether it's a passion, or just a hobby, we invite any student in grades 9-12 to join us for an opportunity to spend time with others who also like to write.

With Columbus College of Art and Design professor Robert Loss, we challenge students to take a different spin each week through exploratory exercises designed to inspire out-of-the box thinking. A portion of each session is set aside for young writers who would like to bring in their own writing to be reviewed and discussed by their peers in a creative and nurturing environment. Students who prefer not to bring in work take part by learning how to talk about writing in a constructive way while helping fellow writers improve their pieces.

Sessions take place on select Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Young Writers' Studio is held at Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Ave. Each session is $15 and can be paid at the door or in advance by registering online. We also have a limited number of scholarships available for students who would like to attend.

Young Writers’ Studio 2019 Winter/Spring Schedule

  • Tuesday, January 8

  • Tuesday, January 22

  • Tuesday, February 5

  • Tuesday, February 19

  • Tuesday, March 5

  • Tuesday, March 19

  • Tuesday, April 2

  • Tuesday, April 16

  • Tuesday, April 30

For more information or to inquire about a scholarship, please email Meg Brown at

Click here to join the Young Writers' Studio Facebook page!

For those of you who are starting to apply to college or would just like some help with those pesky grammar and spelling questions, here are two cool websites with a lot of links and resources to help:

Thanks to the Greater Columbus Arts Council, the Ohio Arts Council, and the James W. Overstreet Fund of The Columbus Foundation for their support of this program.