Central Arizona Writing Project Summer Youth Writing Program: rl txt

A component of the Central Arizona Writing Project, rl txt ("Real Text" in cyber-speak) is an institute designed to offer young writers a non-evaluative environment in which to explore the power of writing.  
Staffed by veteran K-12 English teachers, rl txt's 2015 institute will be held on ASU's Campuses.
        There will be two sessions to select from on the ASU Tempe campus:
                           *  Session A:  June 1 - June 12, 2015
                           *  Session B:  June 15 - June 26, 2015
                                        9:00am - 12:00pm
                                     Monday through Friday
        There will be one session each on the ASU West and ASU Polytechnic campuses:
                                      June 1 - June 12, 2015
                                        9:00am - 12:00pm
                                      Monday through Friday
Offering time and inspiration, rl txt sessions support writers in a collaborative atmosphere as they interact with other authors and share works in progress. Writers will immerse themselves in the creative task of writing in a variety of genres, not limited to fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. 
rl txt participants will get the opportunity to mirror the craft of real writers producing real texts. Institute sessions will include:

  • Guest presenters
  • Daily writing workshops
  • Activities to promote creativity
  • Writing marathons
  • Illuminated texts
  • Craft secrets
  • Nature/science observation and writing

The name rl txt intends to send a subliminal message: this program is about producing genuine writing, writing with voice, not something scripted but something self-initiated and meaningful to the writer -- writing that matters. 
The Tempe and Polytechnic sites will be accepting students entering grades 3-12 in the fall of 2015, and the West site will be accepting students entering grades 3-8 in the fall of 2015.  Please see application below to register for the class.  Registration closes May 8, 2015. Tuition is $300.00.  There are no scholarships available.
For additional information on rl txt, please email:
Tina Norgren at tina.norgren@asu.edu.