This Humanities Tennesseeevent brought over 50 high-school aged students to ETSU's campus for a week to explore
their passion for writing and hone their skills by interacting with their peers and
Special thanks to Humanities Tennessee and other campus sponsors such as the College
of Arts and Sciences, Literature and Language Department, and Bert C. Bach Written
Word Initative. Stay tuned for announcements regarding the 2023 workshop.
Young Writers Workshop students engage with materials from the Herbarium.
Poet Taria Person and some students discuss art in the Reece Museum and how to transcribe
the emotion from an image onto the page.
Local musician Florencia Rusenol ends her songwriting workshop with a group selfie.
Students practice using art as a prompt for writing by studying this musician possum
and his motives.
A final staff photo of the Young Writers' Workshop mentors and ETSU's campus director
of the event (middle). From left to right: Stella Rodenberg, Tuck Ledbetter, Lacy
Snapp, Madeline Rodenberg, and AK Stites.
Some of the 2022 Young Writers' Workshop staff from left to right: Madeline Rodenberg,
Lacy Snapp, Stella Rodenberg, AK Stites, and Dr. Jesse Graves.
Florencia Rusenol and a student collaborate on a song using lyrics written during
ETSU's College of Arts & Sciences hosted its first annual Tennessee Young Writers'
Workshop from June 5-11, 2022, bringing more than 50 high school students from all
across the state to participate in intensive writing classes taught by award-winning
authors. The program marks a new partnership with Humanities Tennessee that will enliven
our campus with students engaging with exhibits, including the Reece Museum and the