Young writers can develop skills at UA Little Rock summer camps

Participants in UA Little Rock's Young Writers Camp offer positive affirmations to inspire their fellow campers to read aloud in front of the group. Photo by Lonnie Timmons III/UA Little Rock Communications.

The Little Rock Writing Project hopes to inspire the next generation of great writers with two summer camps for students in third through 12th grades. 

The Young Writers Camp for students entering third through fifth grade in fall 2018 will take place from 8 a.m. to noon June 11-15 on the UA Little Rock campus.

The Emerging Writers Institute will feature two camps for junior high and high school students from June 25-29. The camp for students entering sixth through eighth grades will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. while students entering ninth through 12th grades will be in camp from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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

At the Emerging Writers Institute, students get the opportunity to become published authors. “We want to give the students a great writing experience,” said Greg Graham, director of the Little Rock Writing Project. “The end result of our time together is a professionally published anthology of the students’ writing, which includes a photo, a bio, and a selected piece of writing from each student. It’s exciting for them to see their work published in a book.”

In the Young Writers Camp, participants will write stories, poems, biographies, tall tales, and skits; create mini books; develop a writer’s notebook; and create a class publication.

The registration fee for both camps is $125. For the Young Writers Camp, the fee covers the cost of supplies, snacks, and a T-shirt.

For more information on the Young Writers Camp, contact Pam Maisen at 501-951-6574. Registration is available online.

For more information on the Emerging Writers Institute, contact Graham at gxgraham@ualr.edu. Registration for the Emerging Writers Institute is available online.

The Little Rock Writing Project is supported in part by the National Writing Project and the UA Little Rock Department of Rhetoric and Writing.

In the upper right photo, participants in UA Little Rock’s 2017 Young Writers Camp offer positive affirmations to inspire their fellow campers to read aloud in front of the group. Photo by Lonnie Timmons III/UA Little Rock Communications.

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