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Young Arizona Writers' Workshop

English Creative Writing
February 14, 2020

Young Arizona Writers' Workshop is an intensive, weeklong, creative writing camp for high school students, grades 9-12, hosted at the University of Arizona, June 8-12, 2020.

Featuring topics in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction, the Young Arizona Writers' Workshop allows young creative writers to practice and refine their craft, to draft and revise their creations, and to learn about the ways in which these works get published in the world.

Each day, the time is balanced between discussing students' works and providing them time to do creative "research" for their work. Students will work on generating new stories, poems, essays, and personal narratives through free-writes, reading, writing prompts and assignments, and writing from outstanding models. We will spend time working with the UA Poetry Center, the Letterpress Lab, the Learning Games Initiative Research Archive & Video Game Library, and the many libraries and collections of strange and beautiful phenomena housed on campus. Students will also visit with editors from the national journal Sonora Review, the University of Arizona Press, Spork Press, the online journal DIAGRAM, and many more publishers.

The week will culminate in a public reading of student work, with the publication of a booklet of students’ writing. Family & friends are invited!

More information is available online or by emailing


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