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AMPLIFIED - The Ins and Outs for Writing a Great Personal Statement (Ages 14-18)
The dreaded words: personal statement. Colleges require them, but what does it mean to write one, and how do you even begin to talk about yourself? In this four-part workshop, we'll help you make an impact with your words and help you tell a transformative, powerful story about yourself. Whether you're getting ready to apply for colleges now or in a couple of years, this workshop will fire up your creativity to make your personal statement stand out.

--> This is a four-session workshop. Writers are strongly encouraged to attend all days.

AMPLIFIED is an intensive creative writing experience just for teens.

**To prevent unwanted guests, the login link will be sent to registered participants on the morning of the workshop. If you have questions about your registration or the workshop itself, please email:


Our Summer Writing Program workshops are a safe space. Please read our anti-harassment policy.

PEN/Faulkner is committed to maintaining a workshop environment that is free of discrimination and harassment based on a person’s sex, sexual identity, gender identity, race, age, color, creed, religion, disability, ancestry or national origin, or any other classification protected by state or federal laws. Harassment on the basis of these identities is strictly prohibited. Examples of conduct prohibited by this policy include using racial and ethnic slurs, making offensive references to stereotypes, or making jokes about characteristics protected by law. Any such harassment is prohibited by this policy whether or not the conduct also violates federal or state law. Participants will be immediately removed from the workshop for violating this policy, and will not be permitted to attend future PEN/Faulkner programming.
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