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San Antonio Writing Project hosts Young Writers Camp June 18-22

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(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:

  • Session I, 8:30-11:30 a.m., $125
  • Session II, 12:30-3:30 p.m., $125
  • Session III, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $225. Students enrolling in this camp must bring a sack lunch each day.

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.

For more information, visit the UTSA San Antonio Writing Project website or contact Kelley Meyer, SAWP camp director, at 210-260-3850.

 

 

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As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.

At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.

Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.

With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.

Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.

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