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The 2014 Youth Writing Academy was AWESOME!

See you next year

We want to thank the young writers who attended and their parent(s)/guardian(s) as well as our amazing writing coaches. We would like to particularly highlight the Young Authors Camp–its first year as a Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project Youth Writing Academy camp.

Below are some pictures from the Young Authors Camp Writing Celebration. Students’ families were invited to attend this culmination ceremony where the young authors shared their writing.



2014 Youth Writing Academy Camps


Teen Writers Studio (High School)  June 2 – 6, 2014 

Author and English professor Dr. Aaron Levy will lead a master class for serious teen writers interested in sharpening their skills and receiving impartial commentary on their writing (all genres). Participants will create a digital anthology and explore publication opportunities.

Creative Writing Camp (Middle School and High School)  July 7 – 11, 2014 

Explore the craft of writing through fiction, poetry, and memoir. Write with style and voice in a supportive environment. Sessions are grouped by MS and HS.

Write from the Beginning Camp (High School – 9th/10th grades)  July 14 – 18, 2014 

For rising 9th and 10th graders preparing for the challenges of academic writing in AP and Honors courses. Focus on structure and language through creative digital storytelling techniques while you workshop a personal essay.

Young Authors Camp (Elementary School – 4th/5th grades)  July 14 – 18, 2014 

Explore the craft of writing through fun activities for rising 4th and 5th graders. This camp meets Monday – Thursday at Bells Ferry Elementary with a writing celebration on Friday on the KSU campus.



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YWA 2015 registration will tentatively open this March




Call the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project office at 470-578-2170 if you have general questions


Email Mary Ann Stillerman, Youth Writing Academy director, at



YWA Creative Writing (High School) 2013