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YAWP: Young Adult Writing Program | CAWP

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A component of the Central Arizona Writing ProjectYAWP Young Adult Writing Program (formerly Rl Txt) is designed to offer young writers a non-evaluative environment in which to explore the power of writing. 

Offering time and inspiration, YAWP sessions support writers in a collaborative atmosphere as they interact with other youth authors and share works in progress. YAWP sessions engages young writers in crafting a variety of writing forms, such as poems, autobiographical sketches, heart maps, short stories, arguments, nature/science observations, craft secrets, and daily writing workshops. Each camper chooses a piece of writing for publication in the camp anthology.

YAWP is staffed by veteran K-12 English teachers who have completed CAWP's Invitational Summer Institute in teaching composition and critical literacy to become Teacher-Consultants.

YAWP will be held from 9:00am to 12:00pm, Monday through Friday, at the following locations:  

ASU Tempe Campus:  for grades 3-12

         Session A: June 6 - June 17  or

         Session B: June 20 - July 1  

ASU Polytechnic (East) campus: June 6 - June 17 for grades 3-12

ASU West Campus: June 6 - June 17 for grades 3-8 only

Please see registration form below to register for a session.  Registration closes May 20, 2016. Tuition is $300.00 and is due at YAWP orientation on May 25, 2016 on the Tempe campus. 

Check out this ASU News article on last year's Rl Txt 2015 

For additional information on YAWP, please email: 
Tina Norgren at

Register for  YAWP!     yawp_registration_2016.docx