Youth Writing Festivals

Every year, the Nebraska Writing Project sponsors two day-long writing festivals for students and teachers from across Nebraska. The Eastern Festival is for middle school students in grades 6-8, the Northern Festival is for grades 6-12. 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.

2017 Youth Writing Festivals

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The Nebraska Writing Project is excited to announce the dates and locations of this year’s Youth Writing Festivals:

Eastern Nebraska Middle School Festival

Grades 6-8

April 1, 2017
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Gretna Middle School

Festival Facilitator:
Amy Tasich

* This is a site change from earlier postings

Early registration closes March 1
Late registration postmarked after March 1

Northern Nebraska Junior High and High School Festival

Grades 6-12

April 1, 2017
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Stuart Public School

Festival Facilitator:
Brenda Larabee

Early registration closes March 1br /> Late registration postmarked after March 1

Information for Teachers

We encourage teachers to attend the festival with their students so they can write alongside them. Cost per student is $20 for early registration and $30 for late registration. Registration includes a t-shirt, notebook, and pencil (subject to availability with late registrations). There are scholarships available; please contact the festival facilitators if you need further information. In addition, student work from the festival will be published in an online anthology and will be available for viewing after the festival.

Get Involved

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

Eastern Festival Director:
Amy Tasich

Northern Festival Director:
Brenda Larabee