The owners of the Narragansett House in Oak Bluffs are sponsoring four scholarships for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) writers to attend next month's online workshop The Young Ones: How to Write Young Adult Fiction, according to an announcement from the Noepe Center for Literary Arts in Oak Bluffs.

Taught by award-winning author Lilliam Rivera, the course examines the craft of writing for young adult, from capturing the young protagonist voice to writing realistic dialogue to worldbuilding. Students will study excerpts from young adult authors and complete writing exercises meant to generate work for the start of their novels.

Limited to 12 students, this class will take place via Zoom August 10 through August 14th from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Online registration is available at

To apply for a scholarship, email a letter of interest including a bio and a brief statement of what you are currently working on, or would like to begin working on, to by August 5 at 5 p.m. Eastern time.

The Noepe Center also has room for two more students in next week's online workshop with poet, essayist and critic Hanif Abdurraqib, Thinking Beyond Genre, taking place August 3 to August 7 from 11 a.m. to12:30 p.m. More information is posted on the website.