Youth

What can PLWP do for parents and students? Throughout the year, PLWP Teacher Consultants conduct programs for young writers.

Thursday Writers Workshops »

Each year, we provide three workshops conducted by our Missouri Western State University English faculty for students interested in entering the Scholastic Art and Writing Contest. Each session includes workshopping winning Scholastic Writing Awards competition entries from previous years, practicing strategies for effective writing, and writing and receiving feedback on drafts for current year's contest.

Summer Writing Camps »

When the school year ends, the learning has just begun for young writers in Northwest Missouri. Every summer, the St. Joseph School District sponsors PLWP's elementary and middle school writing camps. For the month of June, the best writers (nominated by their teachers) from elementary and middle school spend their mornings on the campus of Missouri Western State University. Area teachers lead the campers in lessons and activities designed to improve, inspire, and ignite their writing.

High School Writing Day »

The first Thursday in March brings the best teenage writers in Northwest Missouri and their teachers to the Missouri Western State University campus to participate in a series of writing workshops conducted by PLWP Teacher Consultants (TC) and/or university faculty.

Scholastic Writing
Contest »

Since 2004, PLWP has served as a preliminary judging site for the Scholastic Writing Awards, the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers national, annual high school writing and art contest. Learn more about the Scholastic Writing Awards.