Youth Writing Academy


Ignite your writing!

Every summer the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project, a National Writing Project site since 1994 located at Kennesaw State University, hosts the Youth Writing Academy (YWA). The YWA is a series of camps where students from all school levels can practice the craft of writing in a supportive environment. Camp leaders are National Writing Project fellows and certified Georgia teachers, well versed in the teaching of writing and its many genres.

All camps are from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (early drop off at 8:30 a.m. and late pick up at 1:30 p.m.)



Youth Writing Academy Camps

[YWA Creative Writing – 2015 flier] ~ [YWA Young Authors – 2015 flier]


YWA Creative Writing (High School) 2013

Creative Writing Camp (Middle School and High School)

 July 13 – 17

Delve into the craft of writing through fiction, poetry, and memoir while in a supportive environment. Discover how to write with a unique style and voice. Camp is grouped by MS and HS. $175.00 ($160.00 if you register by 5/28)


IMG_0130Young Authors Camp (Elementary School – 4th/5th grades)  

July 13 – 17

Students will explore the world of writing through fun and engaging activities while in a supportive environment. Discover how to write with a unique style and voice. $175.00 ($160.00 if you register by 5/28)




The forms below are for the parent or guardian of the student attending. Please view each as you will be requested to comply with both when you register.

1. Liability Waiver
2. Internet Acceptable Use Statement & Photo/Videotape Release




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