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

The program is open to any student in Monroe County who will be starting their sophomore, junior, or senior year in the fall of 2019. Local students who are home-schooled or from unconventional backgrounds are equally encouraged 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.

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.

Please note: If you are applying for The Art of the Personal Essay workshop (July 1 , 2, 3, and 5), you may also use this application letter for that program. 


  • 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.

If you have questions about the program or the application, please contact Katrin Schumann: / 305-293-9291