Hope's best young writers from all grades wanted for writing workshop

Do you know a young writer who needs a chance to learn more about the craft of writing?

Texas A&M University-Texarkana will be holding its 30th annual Young Writers’ Workshop from July 15-26 on the university’s Bringle Lake Campus. The camp is a collaborative effort between the East Texas Writing Project and A&M-Texarkana’s English Program, and is open to students going into grades 1-12.

The two-week program takes place from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm each weekday, and participants spend their time engaged in reading, writing, and artistic activities designed to develop and deepen their understanding of genres and themes often left underexplored in traditional classrooms.

Age appropriate themes and genres are selected for each grade level. This year’s themes include A World of Holidays (1st and 2nd grades), Celebration Station (3rd and 4th grades), Memorable Moments (5th and 6th grades), My Favorite Things (7th and 8th grades), and Blasting to the Future (9th -12th grades).  

Participants have a chance to show off their work during the workshop’s closing ceremony, and have the opportunity to have their work published in the program’s annual anthology.

The Young Writers’ Program is sponsored by:
• Arkansas Community Foundation/Texarkana Area Community Foundation.
• Kiwanis Club of Texarkana
• Bobbie Arnold Atkinson Foundation

Editor's note: For more information about the program, contact Dr. Corrine Hinton, Assistant Professor of English at 903.223.3124 or Corrine.Hinton@tamut.edu. The cost for the Young Writers’ Workshop is $40 per student and registration is open now at https://www.tamut.edu/young-writers/.