Young Writers Association provides opportunities to inspire young developing writers through community connections. It also offers programs to stimulate the joys of reading and writing with an interdisciplinary approach to literacy, building excitement around literature and creative writing in classrooms, camps and intergenerational settings.
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More About Who We Are
Young Writers Association provides elementary through high school students with interactive literature based experiences and is open to all interested school-aged students. A nonprofit organization, funded through tuition, grants, donations, and fund raising activities, scholarships are available. YWA provides an unhurried place for language play, and in the arts and sciences inspired by that play. Through workshops, publications, camps, and other literature-based explorations, YWA contributes to the cultural literacy of Lane County youth.
UpStarts: YWA publication authored by Lane County young people
Mixed Voices: Read on the radio! YWA spoken word publishing on KLCC, 89.7
Creative Writing Contest: YWAs annual challenge to young writers
Glitterary Word Festival: a family celebration of the writing art
Let Them Eat Cake: contest winners reading & reception
Writing Workshops: age appropriate creative writing explorations
Stories From Here: interviewing and creative writing across generations
Poetry Posts: broadsides of student poetry sent to Lane County Schools
Literature Camps: active summer day camps based on great books
Young Escapades in the Arts,YEA!: a storyteller inspires a day in the arts
Young Escapades in Science, YES!: integrates science, creative writing, art
ArtsParties: playing with a story and its theme, families write, interact, and eat
Eat Your Words: relax into literacy! Inspired by a read aloud, write, cook and eat
Folk tales to Your Tales: write, illustrate, act, imagine
Let your words out! Shape creative writing into performance material
Play-Up the Arts: active teacher workshops engage in literacy through the arts
P.O. Box 51538, Eugene, OR 97405 541/485-2259
Director: Louisa Lindsay-Sprouse E-mail