My father told me that some voices are so true

they can be used as weapons, can maneuver the weather, change time.  

 

can 

 

JOY HARJO

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WELCOME TO STORYMAKERS

This is where young writers gather to uncover and use their voice in powerful, beautiful ways. To experiment across genres and discover boundary-pushing new writers. To reach higher alongside a community of likeminded writers.

Our self-paced online creative writing courses are designed to nurture and inspire young writers who want to start and sustain a joyful, plentiful writing practice.   

 

RAISE YOUR VOICE  

Get inspired & get noticed

a self-paced online creative writing workshop for young writers

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ALLY B. 

 
 

"Storymakers is a great opportunity for any aspiring, young writers who want to break out of their comfort zone. I learned how important it is just to write, even if you aren't feeling particularly motivated or inspired. This course showed me that creative writing can be many different things, and that I shouldn't confine myself or my writing into a box, but rather allow myself to write freely because in creative writing there are no wrong answers."

--On her experience with the Storymakers workshop that became RAISE YOUR VOICE

 
 
 Storymakers co-founders Natalie Appleton (left) and Kerry Gilbert (right) at the heritage art-making property where they first offered creative writing workshops for young writers.

Storymakers co-founders Natalie Appleton (left) and Kerry Gilbert (right) at the heritage art-making property where they first offered creative writing workshops for young writers.

 
 

 
(Have) enough moxie to chew the whole world up and spit it out in bite-sized pieces, useful and warm and wet and delectable because it came out of my mouth.
— AUDRE LORDE
 

 
 

OUR STORY

 
 

ABBY H. 


"As a young writer, I benefited so much from taking the Storymakers creative writing course. It's hard to find opportunities that foster creativity and expand your knowledge. Storymakers did both, and more. The course is a great inspiration to young writers looking towards a career. I would highly recommend this class to anybody who shows an interest in writing, and I would take it again in a heartbeat. An all-around great experience!"