School One's Write Rhode Island program is open to young writers from grades 7 to 12


Our Write Rhode Island programming is open to young writers in grades 7-12. From our annual flagship creative writing contest, to after-school classes, to an intensive summer program, we offer students the opportunity to find their voice and explore their creativity, while strengthening their writing skills. Classes change regularly, so check back to see what’s on tap next!

Annual Writing Competition

Each Fall, in collaboration with Goat Hill, School One offers a short fiction competition for Rhode Island students, grades 7-12. Write Rhode Island provides students opportunities throughout the state to work with professional writers and to be published in a high-quality print anthology.

Playwriting for Teens
Caitlin Duffy

School One has a new, free playwriting for teens workshop in February. This Saturday class is for students in grades 9-12. Students will create an original ten minute play of their own to be entered into the Write Here Write Now student play festival. If selected the play will be read by professional actors on the Trinity Rep stage.

Grades 9-12 | Saturday, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm | Saturday, February 8, 2020 | FREE

For more information, contact Diana Champa at (401) 331-2497 and For information about Trinity's playwriting competition for high school students, contact Matt T. at Trinity Rep at



Lit Lab @ School One
Eve Kerrigan and Maryann Ullmann

Unique to School One, Lit Lab is a casual, drop-in, fun approach to writing. It’s a place for teens to explore, create and edit their creative writing with guided instruction. Lit Lab is ideal for students who have a project they are working on, or an idea they’d like to develop further. Lit Lab @ School One isn’t a class but a project space. Writers in all genres are welcome.

Grades 7-12 | Thursday, 3:30-5pm | January 30 – February 27, 2020 | FREE



NaNoWriMo for Young Writers
Maryann Ullman

As part of School One's Young Writers program this year, students in grades 7-12 can sign up for NaNoWriMo – a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. The challenge: draft a novel during the month of November. This free, after school writing program is for students in grades 7-12.

Grades 7-12 | Wednesdays, 3:30-5:00p.m. | October 29 - December 3 | FREE

For more information or to participate, please contact Diana at (401) 331-2497 or