Little Rock Writing Project Wins National Park Service Grant

The Little Rock Writing Project (LRWP) will collaborate with the Little Rock Central High National Historic Site through a grant funded by the National Park Service.

Greg Graham, Director of the Little Rock Writing Project.Greg Graham, Director of the Little Rock Writing Project, is excited about the possibilities for young writers.

This opportunity came up through a partnership of the National Writing Project and the National Park Service. We are thrilled to collaborate with the Central High National Historic Site. Having such a prominent national historic site right here in our backyard, with such a rich story that resonates so well in today’s cultural climate, provides us an opportunity to encourage area students to engage with the story in ways that will make them more informed and empowered citizens.

The $3,500 grant will allow the LRWP Emerging Writers Institute participants to engage in a week of writing stories drawing from themes related to the history of Little Rock’s Central High school.

David Chilton, Chief of Interpretation and Education for the Little Rock Central High National Historic Site, will partner with the LRWP on this project.

The Emerging Writers Institute brings local students in grades 6-12 to the UALR campus to work with experienced writers. Students develop their voice as writers and learn new tools to expand and develop their writing.

This year’s Emerging Writers Institute is June 25-29, 2018.

For more information about the LRWP and the Emerging Writer’s Institute, see the Little Rock Writing Project website.

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