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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.

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Youth & Teen Writing Programs

2023 PCWP Youth & Teen Writing Camps are scheduled for June 5-16. Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon.

Where: CARR/EFA Building at ASU

Registration: $225 per camper

Please contact the ASU Department of Teacher Education at 325-486-6945 or

Online Reservation

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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Donation Levels:

Camp Scholarship Donor: $250
Camp Duo Scholarship Donor: $500
Pearl Patron: $1000
Pearl Partner: Any donation amount

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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
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