Youth Writing Festivals


Youth Writing Festivals

The Nebraska Writing Project sponsors two day long writing festivals for students in grades 9-12. The goal of this initiative is to give students an opportunity to hone their writing skills in a collaborative setting and to build a community with fellow student writers.
In an attempt to involve students and teachers from across Nebraska, we host two sites: Elkhorn South High School and Grand Island Senior High. Dates, schedules, and registration information will be posted on the Writing Festival Website.

If you’d like to be involved with the Youth Writing Festivals either by bringing students or presenting, please contact the festival directors.

Elkhorn South Festival Director:
Amy Tasich

UNK Festival Director:
Danielle Helzer

2014 Festival Details

NeWP is excited to announce our third annual Youth Writing Festivals in the spring of 2014. The Eastern YWF will be hosted at Elkhorn South High School and the Northern YWF will be at Stuart Public Schools.

Both festivals will be held on March 29th, 2014. Registration for the Eastern YWF is open to students in grades 6-8; the Northern YWF is open to all interested junior and senior high students who.

The cost per student is $20 for early registration and includes a t-shirt, notebook, and pencil. Early registration closes on March 1st.  Any registrations post-marked after March 1st will be considered late registrations and the price for those is $30.

See the Festival Brochure for registration details.  For more information, contact the site directors:

Amy Tasich ( for the Eastern YWF
Danielle Helzer ( for the Northern YWF.