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2014 Young Writers’ Workshops

UM Writing Project Young Writers’ Workshops offer students a chance to learn more about themselves and the world around them through writing. Students have an opportunity to

All workshops will be held from 8:30 am-12:00 pm. All camps have a maximum of 15 participants and a minimum of 10.

For more information, call 662-915-7925 or e-mail umwp@olemiss.edu

June 2-6

Workshop 1
Your Time is the Write Time
Batesville, MS
Rising 10th-12th graders

Tired of those boring essay prompts? Come and write with us this summer! Be a part of this great learning experience. Writing is essential to being successful in life. This workshop will provide you with many opportunities to write. You will leave this workshop a more confident writer than you have ever been. You will blow those essay prompts out of the water when you encounter them! Come explore the many genres of writing and methods for generating your own writing topics! Find your voice through the vehicle of writing.




June 16-20

Workshop 2
Ready, Set, Write!
University of Mississippi, Oxford Campus
Rising 4th-8th graders

Young writers will examine the world through the eyes of a writer, both indoors and out, through place-based writing activities. Our writing will take us to Rowan Oak, home of famous author William Faulkner, along with writing marathons on the Oxford Square and the Ole Miss campus. We will visit with local authors as their tales will inspire us to write stories of our own. Join us to find your "inner writer" as we get ready, set, write!


Workshop 3
Exploring Words
University of Mississippi, Oxford Campus
Rising 9th-12th graders

Come join other rising writers in grades nine through twelve who wish to write in Oxford, Mississippi. Yes! We will meet on the campus of Ole Miss from 8:30-12:00 on Monday-Friday, immersed in words. Listen to published writers here who want to help young writers succeed. Take a hike through Bailey’s Woods to Faulkner’s Home, Rowan Oak, and write on the grounds. Find inspiration at Southside Gallery where visual learners may configure their ideas into stories, songs, or poetry during our Writing Marathon around the Square. And, learn some writers’ secrets from a local bookseller. We find places with words. Finally, publish your writing by reading aloud for parents and guests on the last day of camp.

Workshop 4
Writing Itawamba Style – Group 1
Fulton, MS
Rising 3rd-4th graders

Are you ready for a writing adventure? It will be a fun-filled week of writing experiences and sharing writing with other campers.  Camp will include guest speakers and a writing marathon at the Whitten Center located on the Tombigbee Waterway and the campus of Itawamba Community College ending with a Read and Share on the last day of camp where parents will come to hear the campers present their writings.

Workshop 5
Writing Itawamba Style – Group 2
Fulton, MS
Rising 5th-6th graders

Are you ready for a writing adventure?  Welcome to a fun-filled week of writing experiences and sharing writing with other campers.  Camp will include guest speakers and a writing marathon at the Whitten Center located on the Tombigbee Waterway and the campus of Itawamba Community College ending with a Read and Share on the last day of camp where parents will come to hear the campers present their writings.