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.

2020 Youth Writing Festivals

Prairie Visions Writing Festival

Grades 5-12

Tuesday-Friday, October 20 - 23, 2020
Hosted by Homestead National Monument of America and the Nebraska Writing Project

Festival detailsRegistration Form

Agate Fossil Beds Writing Festival

Grades 6-12

March 18, 2020
9:30 am to 2:00 pm
Agate Fossil Beds National Monument
301 River Rd, Harrison, NE 69346

Festival Facilitator:
Ranger Alvis Mar

Registration Information

Deadline: March 10

This FREE writing festival is limited to 50 students. Reservations can be made by contacting Ranger Alvis Mar at (308) 665-4110 or

Festival flyer; text at left

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:
Jennifer Long

Northern Festival Director:
Brenda Larabee