The Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project
West Chester University
720 S. High St
West Chester, PA 19383
Pauline Schmidt, Ph.D.
The Pennsylvania Writing & Literature Project offers camps for students who love to write and read. The programs teach writing as a process in a relaxed, camp environment. All classes are small, averaging 13-15 students. All instructors are experienced teachers and Fellows of the National Writing Project.
Young Writers/Young Readers (YW/YR) teaches writing in a relaxed, non-threatening camp environment. Students try age-appropriate strategies and gain confidence. They compose, share, explore new genres, edit, and confer. Participants also share and explore quality children's literature and are invited to publish a page in the group anthology. Grade levels vary by site.
A variety of other programs are offered for students who want to focus on a specific genre of writing. Specialty classes include: Fantasy, Science Fiction and Horror Writing, SAT Prep, and Reading and Writing with the Arts. These programs have limited enrollment and are offered only at specific locations and for specific grade levels. See our brochure for details.
Youth Programs are held at West Chester University, and in sponsoring school districts
in Bucks, Chester, and Montgomery Counties.
**NOTE: The camps at Longwood Gardens and Valley Forge National Historic Park are on hiatus due to construction and will return in 2020.
Questions? For more information please call 610-436-2598, ore-mail Director Dr. Pauline Schmidt.
To make a donation to our Scholarship Fund go to www.wcufoundation.org. Designate Fund Number 2100-903FN PA Writing and Literature Project. Thank you!