Join the Discussion This summer program has 10 comments. Post your own! Report abuse Lisbeth said... Mar. 13 at 8:36 pm: Hi, I just applied to this program, and I was just wondering, as anxious high school students are apt to do, if it was incredibly difficult to get in. I've been researching, and the application was very thorough- as I'm sure you all know- but I am still in the dark about my chances. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks! Report abuse Josh H. said... Feb. 11 at 5:56 pm: When I first heard of the Young Writer’s Workshop, it sounded like a program straight out of a dream – and to my surprise, it lived up to the hype. The campus itself is beautiful, and there are plenty of wonderful nooks and crannies spread all over it. A stone bench by the classrooms was my particular favorite spot. The workshop groups were small, and it led to me really bonding with all of the people in my group. I would definitely encourage anyone attending to really put them... (more ») Report abuse cantwont said... Jan. 20 at 10:03 pm: I am so glad I participated in Simon's Rock. The people, the scenery, the teachers, everything was great. Well, except for the food. I lost about five pounds because it was so bad. Other than that though, I highly recommend this program. I learned an incredible amount about myself as a writer and a person. I was suprised at how much writing there was, and given that I am dyslexic it was a bit of a struggle, but it was all well worth it. I must say, however, that your experience can vary grea... (more ») Report abuse Carson said... Jan. 4 at 10:52 am: My experience at Simon's Rock was something truly singular (in a good way!). Unlike other writing programs, the Simon's Rock program focuses not only on the organizational aspects of writing, but on the true meaning behind writing. I learned an incredible amount during my time at Simon's Rock and I made wonderful friends. I highly recommend this program. You won't find this individual program anywhere else. Report abuse brookemasonc said... Jan. 3 at 6:28 pm: I attended the writing workshop last summer with high expectations. Having attended a different writing program the previous summer, I had an idea of what to expect. Bard at Simon's Rock was hands down my favorite. Three weeks was just enough time to immerse myself in my writing, make great friends and get in touch with my voice. The creative atmosphere was stimulating and inspiring. The most beneficial part for me was the one on one meetings each week with my seminar leader. I left with a b... (more ») Report abuse Sasha W. said... Jan. 16, 2012 at 3:15 pm: I would definitely recommend the Simon's Rock Young Writer's program--I enjoyed it very much. It is a rather intensive program, for I did not expect that we would be doing as much writing (in class, as well as outside of class for homework and for our weekly portfolios) as we did over the course of the three weeks. Simply the fact that I had so much practice--coupled with with valuable feedback from my fellow group members and from my group leader on our weekly one-on-one conferences--was what I... (more ») Report abuse Madison W. said... Jan. 14, 2012 at 6:33 pm: My time at Simon's Rock was, without a doubt, my best and most memorable high school experience thus far. What I learned about myself as a writer, along the people that I met while there, truly made an impact on my life. I feel that I left Simon's Rock with a much broader understanding of what it means to be a writer than I had when I arrived. It's a wonderful feeling knowing that you're a part of such a special, talented, community of young writers who are just as passionate about language and ... (more ») Report abuse Claire,H said... Jan. 14, 2012 at 2:43 pm: I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone interested in becoming a better writer. Coming from the Twin Cities in Minnesota, the Massachusetts heat/forests were far from my comfort zone. However, it didn't take long to get used to, and nothing helps writing more than being pushed outside your comfort zone. All of the workshop leaders were fantastic and well-prepared. The students that went were also phenomenal. It was amazing to be surrounded by people passionate about writing, readin... (more ») Report abuse Leslie,S said... Jan. 14, 2012 at 10:53 am: This workshop was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. It was amazing to be surrounded with passionate, talented, and kind students from around the world who were just as excited about writing as I was. For three weeks I produced an unreal amount of writing, and I am so proud of the final pieces I crafted. There are no words that can fully describe how much I appreciated and enjoyed my time spent at Simon's Rock, but to suffice I highly encourage anyone serious about expanding thei... (more ») Report abuse tessarella said... Oct. 9, 2011 at 8:43 pm: Best month of my life! All of the teachers and people were fabulous. I came out of the progam how with stronger writing skills, and I was proud of the work that I wrote there. Many of my peers there had been to serveral writing camps, and said that this was by far the best.