Texas A&M University-Texarkana and The East Texas Writing Project are sponsoring the 28th Annual Young Writers Workshop July 16-27. The workshop, which is open to students entering the 1st grade through the 12th, focuses on age-appropriate material for each grade level.

  • Grades 1st-2nd: Welcome to Whoville
  • Grades 3rd-4th: Food for Thought
  • Grades 5th-6th: Monsters in the Closet
  • Grades 7th-8th: Be the Change
  • Grades 9th-12th: Tales from the Peculiar

According to a press release, the cost for the two-week workshop is just $40 per participant. Dr. Corrine Hinton, who runs the program at A&M-Texarkana, says that while many universities charge between $150 and $300 for this type of program, A&M-Texarkana intentionally sets prices much lower. “We want 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 and will be available the first day of the workshop provided seats are still open. For more information or to register contact Dr. Corrine Hinton at chinton@tamut.edo or you may visit http://www.tamut.edu/young-writers/.