Maine Writing Project

Raise Your Voice!

Maine Public and the Maine Writing Project are offering a new opportunity for young people who have ideas they want to share: the Raise Your Voice Workshops, free, two-week, summer writing experiences for high school students.

It’s the perfect opportunity to develop your writing chops and get your work published for the Maine Public audience.

You’ll be working with seasoned writers and teachers to develop writing and multimedia that we can feature on Raise Your Voice, our student forum for all things growing up, making it in the world, building a future, and making schools vibrant, dynamic places.

This free program will take place from July 24 through August 4 at three separate locations: Baxter Academy for Science and Technology in Portland; Thomas College in Waterville; and the University of Maine in Orono. Each day runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon, and you’ll find a mix of time to write, explore your ideas, and try out new techniques.

You’ll get the chance to focus your writing around an issue you care about, and you’ll explore ways to blend images, audio, poetry, journalism, and other ways of communicating that build your case and help tell your story.

You’ll connect with other young people who enjoy writing and have their own ideas on how to make the world a better place. And you’ll develop your ideas into a piece that we can showcase on Raise Your Voice, the online home of student writing, audio, and other media here at Maine Public.

So come join the fun in a friendly, dynamic environment on one of our three campuses. Get started by clicking on the application below.

Raise Your Voice Workshops Application

For more information, contact Education Program Coordinator Dave Boardman at: or call 207-423-6934

Part of The Maine Education Project and funded by The Nellie Mae Education Foundation, Raise Your Voice! provides a forum for student writers and media producers to share what it means to learn, to grow up, and to make it in the world.

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