The Teacher Consultants of the Shenandoah Valley Writing Project are proud to have provided Young Writer’s Workshops since 2005 for the children of the Shenandoah Valley.
In 2013, the teachers formed a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to better serve the youth of the area. Under this designation the newly formed enterprise can accept your tax deductible contributions and grant funding to expand opportunities for underserved students in our area. We invite you visit our website and donate.
A series of workshops has already been planned for the 2017-18 academic year. Registration is open on the Project Write Website. Mark your calendars with these dates and be sure to sign your young writer up!
Saturday, March 10, 2018 Henkel-Hall, Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA
Saturday, April 14, 2018 Fauquier High School in Warrenton, VA
Young Writer’s Camp June 25-29, 2018 Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA
Project Write partners with the Children’s Literature Workshop every year in June. As teachers learn from award-winning authors, our young writers have the chance to write with the outstanding authors who visit each year.
In 2016, students worked with authors Jewell Parker Rhodes (Ninth Ward and other award-winning titles), Lisa Graff (2013 National Book Award Nominee), Jacqueline Davies (The Lemonade War series) and Grace Lin (Newberry Honor Where the Mountain Meets the Moon).
In 2015, Newberry Medal winner Kwame Alexander met with 40 young, aspiring writers and invited them to say “Yes!” when the world says “No.” Kwame was both inspiring and inspired. In his words the students were “Awesome!” all joining in both writing and sharing. Kwame spent time signing the students’ copies of his award-winner Crossover and took pictures with the group. A memorable morning.
Campers in 2016 worked with Matt de la Pena and Wendelin Van Draanen among others.
Project Write, Inc. has an account at Amazon Smile. You can donate to our students as you shop! Just follow the link, choose Project Write, Inc., and then effortlessly improve the literacy for scores of young people.
Our phenomenal Young Writers Workshop was visited by six authors and students learned from everyone of them. See our young writers at work at Project Write
Congratulations to Kaitlynn White!
Katilynn White, a junior at John Handley High School and a regular at Project Write workshops has been awarded a National Silver Medal in the prestigious Scholastic Arts Awards program for her short story “The Five Stages of Grief.” We are pleased to have been on this writing journey with Kaitlynn.
The Young Writers of the SVWP have been writing away under the leadership of Erin Hubbard and Patrick McCarthy since 2006.
In 2013 the YW group spun-off into a Non-Profit called Project Write, Inc.
Connect with the Project Write website to keep up with all of the Young Writers’ activities.