Contact: Heather Pullen, 581-2443
ORONO — Hailing from Houlton to Hope, from Millinocket to Jonesboro, more than 55 aspiring writers in grades 3-12 are tapping their creativity and penning their thoughts at the annual Young Authors’ Camp taking place this week at the University of Maine.
Campers spent the week exploring different genres of writing, had the opportunity to develop proficiency in their academic and creative writing, and shared their creative pieces with peers, all in a relaxed atmosphere with their teachers.
On Friday, July 17, the young writers will celebrate their works with a party and will receive an anthology of their writing. News reporters are welcome to attend the party, which starts at 11 a.m. in Room 201 of Shibles Hall on the Orono campus.
The Maine Writing Project, established in 1998, is an affiliate of the National Writing Project. It is dedicated to the improvement of the teaching and learning of writing across the curriculum at all grade levels. Further information is available on its website.