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Spartanburg Junior Writing Project 2013

Theme: "Empty Your Mind and Your Pen of Its Ink:

SJWP 2013 ... Read, Write, Think!"

We are now taking applications from students in grades 3-12 for the 2013 Spartanburg Junior Writing Project.  This year's event will be held June 10-21, 2013 from 9 a.m. -noon in the USC Upstate Academic Annex, building 2. 

This camp, which is open to students throughout the Upstate, always produces memorable experiences and wonderful original writings from promising authors. The deadline to register is May 30, 2013.

SJWP is....

  • …a wonderful writing-enrichment summer program for students rising to grades 3 through 12.
  • …an outgrowth of the nationally-recognized Spartanburg Writing Project for teachers.
  • …an opportunity to work with professional writers, poets, and story-tellers.
  • …a writer’s-workshop approach to encourage stretching and sharpening writing skills and creativity.
  • …a field-trip experience with the extra treat of planned on-site writing.
  • …a guarantee to become a published author in the summer anthology (and, possibly, in other publications).
  • …a forum for reading and/or perform- ing chosen pieces for an audience.
  • …a place to enjoy small-group instruction with other writers in similar-grade classes.
  • …the BEST thing that could happen to a young author.

Print a copy of the registration brochure. Tuition for the camp is $150 and the deadline to register is May 30, 2013.  

*Limited scholarships are available for students who demonstrate financial need. 

*Check out our Spartanburg Junior Tech Writers Camp.  Students registering for BOTH SWP student camps will receive a $100 discount.

If you have questions about this program please contact Tonya Beaty or Tasha Thomas.


Contact Us
Tasha A. Thomas, Director
USC Upstate
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303
Office 864-503-5653
Fax 864-503-5825

Additional Resources
The National Writing Project
SC State Council of The International Reading Association
SC Council of Teachers of English
National Council for Teachers of English
SC Department of Education
Hub City Writers Project
Spartanburg Writing Project Blog


The Spartanburg Writing Project is an affiliate of the National Writing Project, a national model for professional development with more than 180 sites across the United States and the world.