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YAWP: Young Adult Writing Program | CAWP

 YAWP 2021 info to be UPATED in mid-January 2021.  Please visit the site then.

What is YAWP? 

A component of the Central Arizona Writing Project, YAWP (Young Adult Writing Program) is designed to offer young writers a non-evaluative environment in which to explore the power of writing. Because of current health conditions, our camps will all be offered in an online workshop format this fall!     

What do camps look like?  Offering time and inspiration, YAWP sessions support writers in a collaborative atmosphere where they can share works in progress. YAWP sessions engage young writers in crafting a variety of forms based on the theme and focus of the camp. The creative writing camps, for example focus on writing such as poems, autobiographical sketches, heart maps, short stories, arguments, nature/science, craft secrets, and daily writing workshops.  Each camper will share a final piece of writing for publication in the camp anthology.               

Where are camps located?  In-Person classes are held on the Tempe, West, and Polytechnic campuses.

What grade levels do we serve? Each camp is uniquely designed to fit the needs of specific age/grade levels.    

Who are the writing instructors? All writing instructors are trained Central Arizona Writing Project Teacher Consultants who have completed CAWP’s Invitational Summer Institute or training from the National Writing Project in teaching composition. All K-12 YAWP teachers are certified to teach in the state of Arizona. All YAWP teachers continually implement writing in their personal and professional lives. 

When is YAWP?   Session A: June 7 - 18, 2021.       Session B: June 21 - July 2, 2021.

Look for updated info in January for YAWP in June 2021.

Questions to:   Tina.Norgren@asu.edu or  call 480-353-9233.