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 2016 institute will be held on ASU's Campuses.
There will be two sessions to select from on the ASU Tempe campus:
*  Session A:  June 6 - June 17, 2016
*  Session B:  June 20 - July 1, 2016
9:00am - 12:00pm
Monday through Friday
There will be one session each on the ASU West and ASU Polytechnic campuses:
June 6 - June 17, 2016
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 speakers
  • Daily writing workshops
  • Activities to promote creativity
  • Writing marathons
  • 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 campuses will be accepting students entering grades 3-12 in the fall of 2016, and the West campus will be accepting students entering grades 3-8 in the fall of 2016.  Please see application below to register for the class.  Registration closes May 20, 2016. Tuition is $300.00 and is due at Rl Txt orientation on May 25, 2016 on the Tempe campus.  There are no scholarships available.
Check out this ASU News article on last year's Rl Txt 2015
For additional information on rl txt, please email:
Tina Norgren at tina.norgren@asu.edu.