Young Writers

The summer series is now open to receive Registrations
on the Project Write Website.

Young Writer’s Camp will be held  June 25-29, 2018
on the campus of Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA

Authors Announced!

This year’s students will have the opportunity to work with:

  • Laurie Ann Thompson author of Be a Changemaker: How to Start Something that Matters
  • Meg Medina award winning author with the new title Burn Baby Burn 
  • Linda Sue Park, award winning author of A Long Walk to Water and A Single Shard
  • Laurie Halse Anderson author of Speak and Chains, both National Book Award finalists.

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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.

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.

Kwame Alexander

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.


Project Write  

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.


4 thoughts on “Young Writers

  1. Is there a fall writing conference for kids. My daughter did the summer camp and thought she heard there would be one in the fall? Thanks!


  2. How much does it cost to do the Project Write and the workshop in 2018? My daughter did the Project Write thing 2 years ago and she found one for next year and was interested.


    • The one-day workshops for Project Write are $60. We have two in the spring. One on the SU campus (we are still waiting for the University to release our request for a room and will announce after the beginning of the spring semester) and one at Fauquier High School in Warrenton on April 14.

      The summer weeklong workshop is June 24-29 and is $350 for the week and will be at the Bowman building in downtown Winchester.

      Here is the project write website for information and registration.

      Thank you for your inquiry.


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