Young Authors Collective

What is YAC?

The Young Authors Collective, or YAC, is a group of talented, word-obsessed high school writers dedicated to experimenting with new creative forms, collaborating with other arts organizations, and writing a ton. We meet once a week at Lighthouse to generate new pieces, give friendly feedback, and work towards publication. YAC members work with some of Lighthouse’s best faculty and have the opportunity to meet visiting authors. And YAC members attend Lighthouse’s literary events throughout the year. 

YAC meets at Lighthouse on Wednesdays from 4:00 to 6:00 PM and has a maximum of 12 students. Tuition is $350 per semester; financial aid is available. Students may be also be eligible for community service hours based on their attendance and the requirements of their high school. Participating in the YAC is a great way for teens to hone their craft, demonstrate leadership in the literary community, learn about the process of becoming published, and make new writer friends.

The [] Blog

The YAC experiments with writing on their very own blog, which they created in 2016.

Join the YAC

Applications are closed for the 2017-18 school year. We'll open applications again in June.