Texas A&M University-Texarkana will be holding its 30th annual Young Writers’ Workshop from July 15-26 on the university’s Bringle Lake Campus. The camp is a collaborative effort between the East Texas Writing Project and A&M-Texarkana’s English Program and is open to students going into 1st through the 12th grade.

The two-week program takes place from 8:30AM to 12PM each weekday, and participants spend their time engaged in reading, writing, and artistic activities designed to develop and deepen their understanding of genres and themes often left underexplored in traditional classrooms. Age appropriate themes and genres are selected for each grade level.

According to a press release, this year’s themes include A World of Holidays (1st and 2nd grades), Celebration Station (3rd and 4th grades), Memorable Moments (5th and 6th grades), My Favorite Things (7th and 8th grades), and Blasting to the Future (9th -12th grades).

Participants have a chance to show off their work during the workshop’s closing ceremony and have the opportunity to have their work published in the program’s annual anthology. The cost for the Young Writers’ Workshop is $40 per student and registration is open now at https://www.tamut.edu/young-writers/.

The Young Writers’ Program is sponsored by:

  • Arkansas Community Foundation/Texarkana Area Community Foundation.
    • Kiwanis Club of Texarkana
    • Bobbie Arnold Atkinson Foundation

For more information about the program, contact Dr. Corrine Hinton, Assistant Professor of English at 903.223.3124 or Corrine.Hinton@tamut.edu.