UALR to host Emerging Writers Workshop for high school students

A student at a past Emerging Writers Institute event

Could America’s next great young writer be discovered at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock?

UALR is looking for young writers entering ninth through 12th grades to join its Emerging Writers Institute June 27 to July 1.

Participants will have the opportunity to work closely with experienced writers from the university’s Little Rock Writing Project.

“We want to give the students a great writing experience,” said Greg Graham, director of the Little Rock Writing Project. “This summer we will be working on characterization and developing characters in a story. The students will also interview the oldest person they know and write a piece on them.”

At the institute, students will find their voice as a writer, discover tips to improve their writing, and turn an ethnographic interview into an essay.

As a group, the young writers will collaboratively design a book of their best writing pieces from the weeklong workshop.

For more information, contact Graham at gxgraham@ualr.edu. Registration for the Emerging Writers Institute is available online. The registration fee is $125.

The Little Rock Writing Project is supported in part by the National Writing Project and the Chamberlin Family Foundation.

In the upper right photo, Caleb Thompson, an 11th grader from Little Rock, participates in the 2015 Emerging Writers Institute. 

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