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Beginning at Angelo State in 2004, the Pearl of the Concho Writing Project has trained more than 400 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 2–8.

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. There are 10 project sites in Texas, including the University of Texas at Austin, University of North Texas, and Texas State University.

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.

Youth & Teen Writing Programs


Three teens at camp smiling torwards the camera. PCWP Youth & Teen Writing Camps 

Registration link coming soon.

A young girl reading from a book.

Never Read Alone Virtual Camp

  • Participants: Grades 5-8
  • Date: March 25 - April 25, 2024
  • Where: Online
  • Registration Cost: Free

Register for Virtual Camp

Friends of the Pearl of the Concho Writing Project

These generous supporters help the PCWP at Angelo State University by supporting the youth and teen writing camps with scholarships and camp supplies. They also support the other work of the PCWP, such as providing professional development for area teachers as well as opportunities for teacher leadership and connections to the greater network of Universities through the National Writing Project. 

As a friend of the PCWP at Angelo State, you: 

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Questions? Contact Us!

Department of Teacher Education
Fax: 325-942-2039
ASU Station #10893, San Angelo, TX 76909