Texas A&M University-Texarkana and East Texas Writing Project are sponsoring the 28th annual Young Writers Workshop July 16-27.
The workshop, which is open to students entering first through 12th grades, focuses on age-appropriate material for each grade level.
Grades 1-2: Welcome to Whoville
Grades 3-4: Food for Thought
Grades 5-6: Monsters in the Closet
Grades 7-8: Be the Change
Grades 9-12: Tales from the Peculiar
The cost for the two-week workshop is $40 per student. Dr. Corrine Hinton, who runs the program at A&M-Texarkana, says that many universities charge $150 to $300 for this type of program, but A&M-Texarkana wants "to give as many children as we can the opportunity to come to this program. We want to give these students an outlet to write, create and express themselves," Hinton commented.
Each participant will receive a T-shirt and other A&M-Texarkana items, along with an anthology of their work. The university puts together a book of everything created during the week so the students will have a way to take it with them.
Registration will continue until all spots are filled or the first day of the workshop, whichever comes first. For more information or to register, contact Hinton at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit tamut.edu/young-writers.