Everyone is welcome—no matter your writing experience. We are excited to be a part of your journey!
On this website you will find lots of resources as well as the encouragement and community you need to express yourself and explore your creativity, including:
- Writing prompts and tips to keep you motivated and focused
- Book recommendations so you can read and read some more!
- Publishing opportunities to encourage you to submit (this list was curated by one of our former teen writers who has had numerous pieces published!)
- A list of classes and events (including open mics!)
- Our very own online adult literary magazine, Bridge Ink! (You can submit right now!)
our pwn teen team
We are so grateful for our brilliant, passionate interns, who have contributed to the creation of PWN Teen. Everything you see and read on these pages came from their ideas!
If you are interested in interning with PWN Teen, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adrianna Barazotti is an avid reader, writer, and soon-to-be graduate student from Lafayette College. She is pursuing a Bachelor of the Arts in both International Affairs and English with concentrations, respectively, in Human Rights/Social Justice and Writing. Adrianna works as an intern for Project Write Now and has a strong dedication toward continuing her career in both the nonprofit and publishing industries. She has a particular interest in emotive poetry and is always looking to diversify her personal library with new voices, places, and scenarios. Adrianna is a devotee to the maintenance of her journal and is a firm believer in personal experience and observation as prime influences for creating new stories. When she isn’t immersed in literature, she enjoys baking and spending time on the beach, particularly in the solitary winter season (of course not at the same time).
Jillian Buckley is a recent graduate of Saint Joseph’s University and has been freelance writing for various publications. As an English major and Sociology minor, Jillian’s ultimate goal is to impact the nonprofits amending poverty, whether that is through grant writing or more direct action. Jillian’s involvement with Project Write Now began with the summer Teen Internship program, and she is honored to be back on the committee of such an influential nonprofit!
Vivian DeRosa is a writer, blogger, and current student at Smith College. She worked as a Project Write Now intern for two years before founding the Teen Writing Group. She believes that writing and community go hand in hand, and she’s passionate about creating a space where everyone can share their story. She is a Presidential Scholar in the Arts and an Aspen Words Emerging Writer Fellow, and her writing has been published in the Huffington Post, Poets Reading the News, and Lunch Ticket. Currently, she’s working on a novel. When she’s not teaching, Vivian likes reading excellent books and watching terrible TV. You can find her at vivianparkinderosa.com, where she blogs about all things literary.
Eva Krause is a writer, photographer, and a current Communications and Media student at Brookdale Community College. She has worked as an intern for Project Write Now for a year and is dedicated to contributing and generating new ideas for the team. She is passionate about expressing true identity freely using art and writing as a medium to do so. She has displayed her award-winning photography piece at The Guild of Creative Art located in Shrewsbury, New Jersey. She is passionate about filmmaking and music and interlaced the two by creating a music video for a local band called Ross Owen and the Tribe. She is also passionate about health and wellbeing and is training to be an EMR for her community. When she is not doing schoolwork, she enjoys listening to music, creating visual art, independent writing, photo/video editing, watching films and television series, and rollerblading.
Koye Oputa is an 18-year-old student living in Baltimore for school. She is constantly eating new foods, learning new perspectives, and discovering that Old Bay seasoning tastes good on nearly everything. She is an intern at Project Write Now and the creative director of the intercollegiate magazine, J. Magazine. She writes for the people who are “bad” and need the hope and love to know that they can be good.
our teen ambassadors
We invite teens ages 13 to 18 to join our PWN Teen Ambassador program.
By becoming a PWN Teen Ambassador, you become part of a dynamic group that helps us shape our PWN Teen programming.
Our PWN Teen Ambassadors meet every other Thursday from 4:45 to 5:15 p.m. on Zoom.
For more information, email email@example.com.