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You can easily apply to John Carroll's Young Writers Workshop by following the steps below: 

  • Fill out the Young Writers Workshop Application Form 
  • Submit a one-page essay telling us why you’d like to attend the JCU Young Writers Workshop
  • Send us a sample of your creative writing (1-3 poems or 4 pages of fiction or non-fiction)

Applications are due by May 15, 2024! Scholarships may be available; please indicate your interest on the application form.



If you prefer to submit a physical application, you can email all application materials to Dr. Phil Metres at or mail them to the following address: 

JCU Young Writers Workshop
Department of English
John Carroll University
1 John Carroll Boulevard
University Heights, OH 44118

If you plan on emailing or mailing your application materials, you will need to include your completed Young Writers Workshop Application Form along with a physical copy of your one-page essay and creative writing sample. 

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