The Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop: Info for Parents

Parents & Legal Guardians: What You Need to Know

You know your child loves to write. Our workshop is a wonderful introduction to college-level courses in creative writing. Many of our instructors are graduates of Kenyon College’s Department of English and have earned or are working toward MFA’s in creative writing from universities around the country.

Our Resident Advisors, who live with the students in the residence hall and supervise after class activities, are all Kenyon students majoring in English or recent graduates. They serve as role models and mentors to aspiring writers, in addition to making sure that the students get to bed by the 11 PM curfew and are up for breakfast and the day’s first class, which starts at 8:30 AM.

Students are housed in a Kenyon College residence hall with boys on one floor and girls on another. The residence is air-conditioned and most students will have roommates. Careful supervision is provided by the site director, staff and resident advisors.

Daily meetings led by the program site director, and attended by instructors, resident advisors and students, ensure that all students know what is expected of them (hard work, promptness, respect and civility toward all) and any problems or questions are dealt with during these meetings.

Enrollment Fee & Cancellation

The tuition for the Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop is $2,375, which includes teaching materials, room and board. After a student is accepted (acceptance letters are emailed at the end of March) a non-refundable deposit of $500 will be required, along with the enrollment form and confidential medical form. The balance of the cost will be due on or before June 1st.

If a student cancels his/her enrollment before June 1st, The Kenyon Review will keep the non-refundable $500 deposit. If a student cancels after June 1st, The Kenyon Review will keep the $500 deposit and a $500 cancellation fee, but return the remaining balance paid. There will be no refund of tuition after June 15th for Session I or July 1st for Session II. There will be no refund of tuition after arrival date and no refund in the event of early dismissal.


Questions? Concerns? Please feel free to contact us at 740-427-5391 or email

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