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Pearl of the Concho

Pearl of the Concho Writing Project

The National Writing Project network consists of nearly 200 sites in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The project provides programs to promote and improve writing and the teaching of writing. Founded in 1973, the National Writing Project is a successful education program that improves the quality of writing and learning in schools across the country through its professional development model of teachers-teaching-teachers.

ASU’s Pearl of the Concho Writing Project is one of 10 National Writing Project sites in Texas. Started by Dr. Cheryl Hines in 2004, the project has trained more than 80 teachers to improve writing instruction in their classrooms. In addition to the professional development of teachers, the Pearl of the Concho Writing Project offers creative writing programs for students grades 3–8.

The Pearl of the Concho Writing Project Teachers’ Writing Camp

The Pearl of the Concho Writing Project Teachers Writing Camp offers professional development for the K–12 community of teachers interested in expanding their understanding of the teaching of writing.

2014 Program Applications

The Teachers’ Writing camp will be held Monday through Friday, July 7–11 from 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Please complete and submit the application below in order to participate.

Monday–Friday / July 7–11, 2014 / 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Teachers’ Writing Camp 

The Pearl of the Concho Writing Project
Youth and Teen Writers’ Camps

The Pearl of the Concho Writing Project Writers Camps offers students the opportunity to grow as writers, work in an environment that inspires creativity, learn what writing can do for them when free of academic pressure, spend 10 days on a university campus, and engage in fun creative writing.

2014 Program Applications

DUE APRIL 21st!

Please complete and submit the appropriate application below in order for your student to participate.

Youth Writers’ Camp

This camp is for students who will be in grades 3-5 in Fall 2014.
Monday–Friday / June 16-27 / 9 a.m.–noon
Youth Writers’ Camp 

Teen Writers’ Camp

This camp is for students who will be in grades 6–8 in Fall 2014.
Monday–Friday (and 1 Saturday) / June 30-July 12 / 9 a.m.–noon
Teen Writers’ Camp 

More Information

To learn more, contact:

Pearl of the Concho
Writing Project

Angelo State University
ASU Station #10893
San Angelo, TX 76909-0893
Phone: 325-486-6957
Fax: 325-942-2039

YOUTH Writing Programs

Learn more about these writing programs available in the San Angelo area each summer.

TEACHER Writing Programs

Learn more about this professional development program available for K-12 teachers in the San Angelo area each summer.