Youth Writing Academy

Every summer the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project, a National Writing Project site since 1994 located at Kennesaw State University, hosts the Youth Writing Academy (YWA). The YWA is a series of camps where students can practice the craft of creative writing in a supportive environment. Writing coaches are National Writing Project fellows and certified Georgia teachers, well versed in the teaching of writing and its many genres.


2021 Youth Writing Academy

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2021 Youth Writing Academy Leaders:
Jennifer Bridges, Parkview High School; Sonny Harding, Marietta High School; Dr. Margaret Ann Robbins, The Mount Vernon School; Lexy Smolko, Midtown High School


2021 Youth Writing Academy – 3rd-6th Grade

2021 Youth Writing Academy Participants 3rd thru 6th grade

Upper Elementary School – Young Authors Camp

This camp, for rising 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders, will explore the world of writing through fun and engaging activities while in a supportive environment. Throughout the week, your young author will discover writing strategies and learn about finding their unique style and voice.  Our writing coaches will walk them through every stage of the writing process:  brainstorming topics, writing a draft, revising their work, and preparing it for publication.  Each day will include a combination of activities from discussion with a local author to a trip around campus for inspiration.


2021 Youth Writing Academy - 7th-12th Grade

2021 Youth Writing Academy Participants 7th thru 12th grade

Middle and High School – Creative Writing Camp

This camp, grouped separately by middle school and high school, will provide students with a fun, engaging, and impactful week of creative writing while in a supportive environment.  Our focus is to teach students writing techniques and strategies designed to improve their existing creative writing skills.  Each day will include a combination of activities from discussion with a local author to a trip around campus for inspiration.


The Youth Writing Academies (scheduled TBA) take place on the Kennesaw State University campus.
 
(June 2021) UPDATE for 2022 Youth Writing Academy:
Registration will be announced in early 2022.
 
For more information:

KMWP office: kmwp@kennesaw.edu
Sonny Harding, YWA Co-Director: sonnyharding@gmail.com
Margaret Ann Robbins, YWA Co-Director: mar.writer@gmail.com

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