The Young and The Reckless: Writing for Teens


Enjoy a unique opportunity to learn from today's most exciting YA writers in a convenient virtual conference of prerecorded lectures and panels.


Why you should attend.

  • Learn from contemporary writers how works for teens can meet the needs of today’s readers
  • Get tips on how to craft plots and characters that resonate and enrapture
  • Understand your role and responsibilities as a storyteller for teens
  • Take a deep dive into genres and how to build your story worlds

About this course:

Offered by the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, The Young and the Reckless: Writing for Teens brings together the writing community and some of Southern California’s most accomplished writers and teachers in writing for young adults. Enjoy a unique opportunity to learn from today’s most exciting YA writers in a convenient virtual conference. Handouts and access to daily discussion boards included. Live Zoom panels and networking events on Saturday, August 27th. Prerecorded lectures and conversations available through September 30th.
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Your $79 registration fee includes:

  • Special keynote presentation 
  • Pre-recorded lectures and conversations on craft
  • Two live panel presentations
  • Handouts and access to daily discussion boards
  • Workshop group opportunity
  • Access to The Writer’s Voice live competition

An additional $25 fee is required to participate in the Writers Voice Competition.

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How to Register:

  • Virtual Conference (10:00am-4:30pm): Use the second Enroll button below (REG# 387814)
  • The Writer's Voice Competition (2:00pm-3:30pm): Available only to those registered for the conference. Attendees may pay an additional fee of $25 to participate. Use the first Enroll button below (REG# 387816).

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Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.
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