Young Adult Writing Program (YAWP) 2024: Session A

Event description

  • Academic events
  • Family friendly

A component of the Central Arizona Writing Project, YAWP (Young Adult Writing Program) is designed to offer young writers a non-evaluative environment in which to explore the power of writing. Our camps will all be offered on the ASU Tempe campus in June 2024.    

What do camps look like?  Offering time and inspiration, YAWP sessions support writers in a collaborative atmosphere where they can share works in progress. YAWP sessions engage young writers in crafting a variety of forms based on the theme and focus of the camp. The creative writing camps, for example focus on writing such as poems, autobiographical sketches, heart maps, short stories, arguments, nature/science, craft secrets and daily writing workshops. Each camper will share a final piece of writing for publication in the camp anthology.               

Where are camps located? Camps will be held on the ASU Tempe campus.

What grade levels do we serve?  Grades 4-12

Who are the writing instructors? All writing instructors are trained Central Arizona Writing Project Teacher Consultants who have completed CAWP’s Invitational Summer Institute or training from the National Writing Project in teaching composition. All K-12 YAWP teachers are certified to teach in the state of Arizona. All YAWP teachers continually implement writing in their personal and professional lives.

When is YAWP? Session A: June 3-14, 2024. Session B: June 17-28, 2024. Sessions are held Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. daily.

For a complete menu of offerings and sessions please visit the YAWP website.

Event contact

Mary Beth Hollmann

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Monday-Friday, Jun. 3-14, 2024 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

9:00 am12:00 pm (MST)


ASU Tempe campus


$325 per student