Welcome to the Submittable site for Key West Literary Seminar. Here, you can submit applications to participate in our Writers' Workshop Program; and/or apply for the opportunities provided by our Scholarship Program or Young Writers Studio.

You'll find more information about the programs and opportunities we offer on our website, kwls.org. The Writers' Workshop Program main page includes an overview of our program, with links to complete course descriptions and application requirements. Visit our Scholarship Program main page for information about Workshop Financial Assistance, our Emerging Writer Awards, and the Teacher and Librarian Scholarships.

For more information about this opportunity, please visit our website.

Workshop runs on Monday June 29th, 1:30 - 4:30pm 

Eligibility:

  • Open to all high school students in Monroe County who are interested in exploring the personal-essay form in preparation for the college application process. Local students who are home-schooled or from unconventional backgrounds are equally encouraged to apply.
  • Space is limited. Priority will be given to rising seniors about to embark on the college admissions process, but other interested students (rising sophomores and juniors) are encouraged to apply as well and will be accepted as space allows.
  • Participants in the Young Writers Studio (taking place the previous week) are also welcome to register for this separate program, which is free of charge. 

Sign up now:
Please complete the form below.

Questions?
If you have questions about the program or the application, please contact Katrin Schumann: kschumann@kwls.org / 305-293-9291

For more information about this opportunity, please visit our website.

Eligibility:
The program is open to any student in Monroe County who will be starting their sophomore, junior, or senior year in the fall of 2020. We encourage local students who are home-schooled or from unconventional backgrounds to apply.

How to Apply:
Complete the form below and upload an application letter of no more than 650 words (minimum 500 words). Deadline: Applications will be reviewed as they are received and until the class is full. 

Space is  limited. Apply early for the best chance of being accepted.

Application Letter: 

  • Introduce yourself. Explain why you want to be a part of this program. What makes you a great candidate? What in the description of Young Writers Studio sounds intriguing to you?
  • Describe your relationship to reading and writing. Please tell us what has been your favorite thing (novel, poem, short story, graphic novel, children’s book, anything) you have ever read and why.
  • Tell us about your relationship to Key West. What do you love about this area and landscape the most? Do you have a favorite place you can tell us about, or a favorite aspect of life here?

File name should adhere to the following model: “Lastname_Firstname.doc” and your name should appear at the top right-hand corner of the page.

Suggestions:

  • Feel free to address these questions in whatever order makes the most sense to you and creates a logical and good flow.
  • Be yourself. Your letter should be casual and relaxed. Don’t be afraid to give us a sense of your personality and be completely honest.
  • Remember that detail, description, and sharing quick anecdotes or examples can help make your writing fun and relatable.
  • Also remember that editing for typos and small errors helps show that you care and are trying to make the best first impression.

 Questions?
If you have questions about the program or the application, please contact Katrin Schumann: kschumann@kwls.org / 305-293-9291

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