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Beginning at Angelo State in 2004, the Pearl of the Concho Writing Project (PCWP) has trained more than 400 teachers to improve writing instruction in their classrooms. In addition to the professional development of teachers, the PCWP offers creative writing programs for students in grades 3–12.

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 and Teen Writing Programs

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Grades 3-8

This camp is for students entering grades 3-8 in fall 2024.

REGISTER FOR the Grades 3-8 CAMP

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Grades 9-12

This camp is for students entering grades 9-12 in fall 2024. Campers will meet on campus during the first week of camp. They will work on their pieces on their own during the second week. By the end of camp, their work will be published by the ASU Print Shop.

REGISTER FOR the Grades 9-12 CAMP

Friends of the Pearl of the Concho Writing Project

These generous supporters help the PCWP at Angelo State 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, you will: 

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Questions? Contact Us!

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