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Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project

Young Writers Camps

Contact Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project  

Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project

Address:
The Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project
West Chester University
Main Hall
720 S. High St
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-2598


Pauline Schmidt, Ph.D.
Director
pschmidt@wcupa.edu
610-436-2202

Upper Dublin Lower Merion Valley Forge WCU

Young Writers Camp

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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.

The Programs:

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, 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, in sponsoring school districts in Bucks, Chester, and Montgomery Counties, and at Valley Forge National Historical Park.

Questions? For more information please call 610-436-2598, or

e-mail Director Dr. Pauline Schmidt.
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