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Young Writers Institute

Since 1989, WPWP's Young Writers Institute (YWI) has offered young people exciting and engaging environments to explore writing. Young writers from across the Western Pennsylvania region come together and meet to have the opportunity to develop their skills as writers. Our outstanding staff includes certified classroom teachers, esteemed writers, and advanced writing students from regional colleges and universities.  

Specific activities vary from year to year and from one class to another, including a broad range of genres and experiences geared to generate rich writing. This may include poems, autobiographical sketches, short stories, plays, memoirs, guest authors, walking field trips, and much, much more. 

At the end of camp, families are invited to celebrate as students read their best work from their own copy of a published anthology. Our camps are best suited for students who are eager to attend and who want to write for fun. 

More information about 2024 WPWP Young Writers Institute will be shared March 1, 2024. 

Please contact us with any questions or concerns.