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 2014 institute will be held on ASU's Campuses.
        There will be two sessions to select from on the ASU Tempe campus:
                           *  Session A:  June 2 - June 13, 2014
                           *  Session B:  June 16 - June 27, 2014
                                        9:00am - 12:00pm
                                    Monday through Friday
        There will be one session on the ASU West campus:
                                          June 2 - June 13, 2014
                                             9:00am - 12:00pm
                                          Monday through Friday
        There will be one session in the afternoon on the ASU Polytechnic campus in Mesa:
                                          June 2 - June 13, 2014
                                             1:00pm - 4:00pm
                                          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 Poly sites will be accepting students entering grades 3-12 in the fall of 2014, and the West site will be accepting students entering grades 3-8 in the fall of 2014.  Please see application below to register for the class.  Registration closes April 25, 2014. Tuition is $200.00.  There are no scholarships available.
For additional information on rl txt, please email:
Tina Norgren at tina.norgren@asu.edu.


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