FARMINGTON — Looking for an exceptional summer writing workshop for talented high school writers? University of Maine at Farmington’s seventh annual Longfellow Young Writer’s workshop will be held Sunday through Saturday, July 15 to 21, on the UMF campus. The program is open for applications.

Longfellow holds small supportive workshops in poetry, nonfiction, screenwriting and fiction taught by UMF faculty, authors and guests including:

? David Bersell, memoirist and UMF graduate;

? Sarah Braunstein, novelist and Maine author;

? Wesley McNair, Maine State Poet Laureate and UMF Writer-in-Residence; and

? William Giraldi, novelist and senior fiction editor for AGNI.


Students will publish a chapbook of work, recreate in the wild and reside in a campus residence hall under the guidance of campus staff and UMF senior creative writing students. The week-long program is $800, which includes tuition, room/board and fees.

Three full scholarships are sponsored by the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance, including two Michael Macklin Scholarships for Young Maine Writers that will be awarded to Maine residents and the Ilgenfritz Scholarship awarded to a female student living in Waldo or Knox County.

Several partial scholarships sponsored by the UMF Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program are open to any student applicant.

To be considered for all scholarships, a five-page creative writing sample and 500-word statement of need must be submitted electronically with the application no later than Tuesday, May 15.

Students can apply to the Longfellow program online at

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