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Welcome to 2021 Y-WE Write Summer Camp!

 

ABOUT THIS YEAR'S CAMP

This year's theme is Writing Our Liberation. Where does freedom live in your body? Where does it live in your writing? This camp will explore movement and creativity through our body's energy centers and using our imaginations to express our relationship with liberation through writing in one of three genres, songwriting, memoir poetry, and speculative fiction/BIPOC futurism. Meet 5 incredible professional writers and learn more about Hedgebrook Women's Writer Retreat. Please click here for a full description. 

This year will be a mix of virtual and in-person time. Participants can choose from three tracks, each of which will be held in a different location to keep groups small and Covid-safe. 

 

HYBRID PROGRAM SCHEDULE

  • DAY 1 (Sunday, Aug 1)
    • 11:00am - 1:00pm: meet ONLINE (eat lunch at your house)
    • 2:00 - 4:00pm: IN-PERSON at track locations
  • DAYS 2-6 (Aug 2-6)
    • 11:00am - 4:00pm: IN-PERSON at track locations (lunch and snacks provided by Y-WE)
  • DAY 7 (Aug 7)
    • 11:00am- 4:00pm ONLINE
  • DAY 8 (Aug 8)
    • 11:00 - 4:00pm: IN-PERSON at track locations/ Closing Ceremony

 

THE TRACK CHOICES

The form will ask you to rank the tracks by interest. We will do our best to put everyone in their first or second choice! To see full track descriptions, please click here to visit our website. Please note that each track is held at a different location!

  • Electrified and Glittery Sound: Songwriting through Experimental Noise and Melodies, facilitated by Katherine Paul Location: El Centro de la Raza (2524 16th Ave S. Seattle, WA 98144)

  • Poetry [/as] Memoir: All Your Brave and Beautiful Parts, facilitated by Jessica Bergamino Location:Wa Na Wari (911 24th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122). . 

  • Fiction/BIPOC Futurism: Change the Story, Change the World, facilitated by Michelle Keil  Location: Coyote Central (2300 E Cherry St, Seattle WA 98122). [Currently Full]

 

***Transportation: Due to Covid restrictions, Y-WE has limited capacity to support with transportation. All program locations are accessible by public transportation. If transportation challenges may be a barrier to participation, please let us know and we will work together to find a solution! 

Questions? Contact Camp Manager Tayah (she/her) at (425) 242-0187, or tayah@y-we.org

 

 

Youth Information
This form is for young women*, ages 14-19, who wish to enroll in Y-WE Programs. Some sections must be filled out by a parent/guardian. Please look over the application below and prepare to complete and submit it in one session. You WILL NOT be able to save the form mid-way through. Upon completion of this application, you will be contacted by a Y-WE staff member to set-up an interview.
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*Y-WE centers people who identify as women or girls; were socialized as women or girls; or who were assigned female at birth.
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Y-WE is dedicated to creating inclusive spaces and programs for all, including people with disabilities and specific accommodation needs.
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Your answers to these questions help us to get to know you better and understand what inspired you to apply to Y-WE. We shape our programs around the passions and goals of the youth who participate, so your answers to these questions really matter to us!
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Track Interests
There will be three different tracks offered as part of Write: Poetry as Memoir: All your brave and beautiful parts with Jessica Bergamino, Speculative Fiction/BIPOC Futurisms: Change the story, change the world with Michelle Keil, and Electrified and Glittery Sound: Songwriting through Experimental Noise and Melodies with Katherine Paul (KP). Please tell us your first, second, and third choice below. Because of Covid we have limited spots in each track, but we will do our best to put everyone in their first or second choice!
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Since we have limited space in all our programs, and we want to make sure you get the most out of your Y-WE experience, we require a commitment from you to participate in all activities related to the program you are signing up for. If you miss our events regularly, without pre-approval from the program director, we may ask you to leave the program and offer your spot to someone else who can fully take advantage of the opportunity.
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The health and safety of the Y-WE community is always a priority! In order to participate in programs you must agree to follow Y-WE's Covid Safety guidelines, which will be sent to you before the program starts.
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Y-WE collects this data to better understand who we serve, and to improve and obtain support for our programs. Your answers are confidential and will not be shared outside of Y-WE except as part of anonymous percentages.
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If you cannot attend at that time, please notify Tayah (Camp Manager), at tayah@y-we.org