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Young Writers Program

In light of continuing concerns about COVID-19, Texas A&M University - Texarkana will not host summer programs on its campus. This decision impacts the Young Writers' Workshop program. We'll miss all of our young writers this summer, but hope to see you back in summer 2021. Stay safe and stay well!

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. Corrine Hinton, Assistant Professor of English at 903.223.3124 or Corrine.Hinton@tamut.edu

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