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
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
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
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.
KMWP office: email@example.com
Sonny Harding, YWA Co-Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
Margaret Ann Robbins, YWA Co-Director: email@example.com