(May 25, 2012) -- Calling all young writers! The San Antonio Writing Project (SAWP) will host its 2012 Young Writers Camp June 18-22 at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Downtown Campus. Incoming fourth through 12th graders are eligible to participate.
The Young Writers Camp will offer emerging and fluent writers an opportunity to practice and refine their writing skills, forge new friendships, and grow as artisans and thinkers. Each day, campers will investigate the art of writing, apply lessons to their own writing and celebrate what they have done. On the last day of camp, students can invite their parents and friends and share their writing.
Students who register for camp will be organized by grade level. One camp will include incoming fourth through sixth graders, a second camp will include incoming seventh and eighth graders and a third camp will include incoming ninth and tenth graders. Each of the three camps will be offered at three times:
In addition, the San Antonio Writing Project is accepting registration for Advanced Writing for all three sessions. The weeklong class, which will include instruction in college preparatory writing skills, will be open to entering high school juniors and seniors.
The San Antonio Writing Project was established in 2006 as a partnership between the National Writing Project and the UTSA Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching in the UTSA College of Education and Human Development to improve the writing of Pre-K through college students in greater San Antonio, particularly English language learners and children from impoverished areas of South Texas. It is one of more than 200 National Writing Project sites that aim to collectively improve writing instruction in K-12 classrooms across the nation.
The registration deadline for all camps is June 9. Refunds will not be provided after that date. Enrollment for the writing camps is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Campers will receive an email confirmation upon registration, a letter that includes a map of the UTSA Downtown Campus and additional details about the camp.
This unofficial Fiesta celebration offers students and the community an alcohol-free alternative to Fiesta with music, games, food and fun. The 10th annual celebration is bigger than ever before with a new location, the Student Union Ballrooms and features a casino night theme.
Student Union Ballrooms (HSU 1104/1.106), Main Campus
UTSA Athletics will host a watch party for the first round of the NFL Draft. Roadrunners are invited to see which team selects former student-athlete Marcus Davenport.
Walk-On's, 11075 IH-10 West, San Antonio
UTSA students and the San Antonio community are invited to this event where people shave their head and raise money to fight childhood cancer.
Student Union Lawn, Main Campus
The former curator of literary collections for The Huntington Library will share Secrets from the Stacks: Untold Stories of Collecting the Papers of Contemporary Authors. Lecture is free and open to the public.
John Peace Library (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
Come learn about Korea and its culture through food tasting, music, dance and percussion performance, games, arts, crafts, presentations and more.
Student Union Retama Auditorium (SU 2.02.02), Main Campus
Teams of four hit the links for a day of golf that supports UTSA scholarships.
Hyatt Hill Country Golf Club, 9800 Hyatt Resort Dr, San Antonio
President Taylor Eighmy invites all UTSA students to "Pizza With The Prez." Come grab a slice of pizza and take the opportunity to introduce yourself to the President.
Student Union Ski Lodge Patio, Main Campus
The UTSA Housekeeping Staff’s Erlinda’s Wish Program members created a collection of cookbooks that are being added to the UTSA Libraries Special Collections Mexican Cookbook Collection. Meet the contributors to the collection and sample recipes.
John Peace Library Assembly Room (JPL 4.04.22), Main Campus
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