Atlantic Center for the Arts-Main Campus, Joan James Harris Theater
Entering its 6th year, ACA’s your word teen writing residency offers teen writers (ages 14-18) a wonderful opportunity to study with top notch Master Writers, while exploring their creativity in a nurturing environment.
The essence of Atlantic Center’s Artists-in-Residence program is to provide talented artists the opportunity to work and collaborate with contemporary masters. Selected through a competitive application process by the master artists with whom they wish to work, these teen associate artists come from around the world. During their stay, the artists spend a portion of the day working with the master artist and their group in meetings, workshops, casual conversations and other activities. They are free to spend the remainder of their time pursuing their own projects.
On the importance of a writing residency just for teens, Ren Morrison, ACA’s Community Education & Outreach Manager explains, “Most teen writers are just beginning their journey as a writer and our residency affords them a unique chance to get valuable feedback and advice from not only the Master Writers they will study with, but also: the other teens, the Fellow Writer, the Writer in Residence, the chaperones and even myself. Almost everyone they will be in contact with is a writer—each at a different stage of their career. It is an experience and opportunity like no other. “
ACA’s your word Masters will give three free Readings during their stay. Each of the readings will be held at 7:30 PM at Atlantic Center for the Arts Main Campus, Joan James Harris Theater: