UA Little Rock Hosts Summer Camps for Young Writers

Maddy Mullins reads her story during Young Writers Camp at UA Little Rock. Photo by Lonnie Timmons III/UA Little Rock Communications.

UA Little Rock will host three summer camps to help young writers entering grades 3-12 harness their talent. Participants will have the opportunity to work closely with experienced writers from the university’s Little Rock Writing Project.

UA Little Rock will host middle school students entering grades 6-8 during the Emerging Writers Institute from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 6-10. The Emerging Writers Institute for high school students will be held from 1:30-5 p.m. June 6-10.

The Young Writers Camp will be held for students entering grades 3-5 from June 27 to July 1 from 8 a.m. to noon.

This year’s Young Writers Camp will be led by Heather Hummel, associate professor of creative writing at UA Little Rock. She has been involved with the National Writing Project and the Little Rock Writing Project since 2007. Hummel will be joined by Susan Heffern-Shelton, a longtime team leader with the Little Rock Writing Project and pre-K teacher at Fulbright Elementary.

The cost for each camp is $150. Applications can be found on the Little Rock Writing Project website.

For more information, contact Greg Graham, director of the Little Rock Writing Project, at

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