Category: Updates

WritingxWriters 19/20 Residencies Finalist

Since graduating with my MFA in January 2019, I’ve started applying to writing retreat and residencies. To any writer, time is precious. Weeks of uninterrupted writing time sounds to me like a fairy tale, too good to be true. But these mythical programs do…

An Incredible Week at the Association for Literature and the Environment Conference!

I had the great honor  of presenting at the ASLE conference on a panel called, “Poets and Writers Speak: Readying for the End of the World” alongside novelist Harold Abrahmowtiz, poet Yvonne Reddick, and visual artist Fereshteh Toosi. It was an affirming experience to…

An Evening with the Breckenridge Young Writers Club!

I had the great pleasure of leading the Young Writers of Summit County, Colorado last night during their weekly meeting. The literary arts are alive and well in the hands of the next generation in Colorado; these tenacious young writers dived in headlong to…

Orion in the Wilderness Writing Workshop

I must say, the Chiricahua Mountains don’t disappoint, and neither did the first ever Orion in the Wilderness Workshop! Held at the Southwest Research Station in the Coronado National Forest in Southeastern Arizona, the Orion workshop was guided by Craig Childs, Amy Irvine, and…

Thank you Flyway for recognizing my work!

Runner-up isn’t too shabby knowing the excellent competition I was undoubtedly up against! Flyway publishes wonderfully beautiful, timely, and complex work, and I’m so pleased to be recognized!

The Leadville Young Writers Club starts tomorrow!

Black poster with classic ink pen in upper right and the text "Young Writers Club Starts Tomorrow" in the lower left

The Leadville Young Writers Club starts tomorrow! I look forward to seeing you there! Spread the word!

I have a MFA!

Framed degree with seal and signature at bottom; prominent text is "Vermont College of Fine Arts; Rebecca Jean Young; Master of Fine Arts in Writing"

A holy piece of paper I’m done! Two and a half years of intense study, reading, writing, and, of course, monthly packets, to earn my dual-genre Master of Fine Arts in fiction and nonfiction!