The 2012 Writing Retreat begins!

Oct 15, 2012

Today is the first day of our 2012 Writing Retreat program! Last night, 26 teens from across the U.S. and Canada converged upon our retreat site in Hyannis, Massachusetts. After a burrito dinner and orientation meeting, writing commenced at midnight.





(All photos courtesy Ali S.)

Between today and November 15th, each of our students and staff will attempt to complete an ambitious, self-chosen writing project. Many are attempting the NaNoWriMo challenge of writing 50,000 words of fiction. Others are focusing on poetry, short stories, blogging, or graphic novel illustration. I’m writing a short e-book on online travel fundraising.

Here on the U.A. blog you’ll find excerpts, stories, and photos shared by our retreat members. Subscribe to our blog via e-mail or RSS to stay in the loop over the next month!


  1. Comment by comment

    comment Oct 15, 2012 at 5:35 pm


  2. Comment by Alex Oliver

    Alex Oliver Oct 15, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    omg tessa, paul, and seraya in one pic :) miss you all

  3. Comment by Jinjee

    Jinjee Oct 15, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Thanks so much for posting!! :)

  4. Comment by chris keinath

    chris keinath Oct 16, 2012 at 3:27 am

    Excited for you… Happy thinking, Happy writing!

  5. Comment by Linda Howson

    Linda Howson Oct 16, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    So exciting! All the way to Massachusetts to become a real writer – you go girl!

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