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Young Writers Program

Inquiries concerning summer 2021 programming can be directed to DDoughty@tamut.edu

Dr. Hinton and the 2018 young writers

Every summer, the East Texas Writing Project  and English Program at Texas A&M University – Texarkana, along with generous support from community and regional organizations, sponsor the Young Writers’ Workshop, a two-week program open to students from across the region from 1st to 12th grade.

YWW participants spend their time engaged in reading, writing, and artistic activities designed to develop and deepen their understanding of genres and themes often left underexplored in traditional classrooms. In previous summers, participants have explored genres including myths, fairy tales, travel memoirs, adventure writing, proposals, poetry, one-day plays, character sketches, short fiction, and graphic novels.    

By the end of the program, our young writers have much to show from their efforts, products they showcase in our final Closing Ceremony open to parents, family, and campus and community friends.

Students then have the opportunity to publish their best work in the program’s annual anthology.

The Young Writers’ Program is grateful to its sponsors for making this vital community literacy project a continued success:

  • Arkansas Community Foundation/Texarkana Area Community Foundation
  • Kiwanis Club of Texarkana
  • Bobbie Arnold Atkinson Foundation

For more information about the program, contact Dr. Del Doughty.

  • 7101 University Ave
  • Texarkana, TX 75503
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  • p: 903.223.3000
  • f: 903.223.3104
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