RSVP and “Shine” at Author Camp 2016 (June 27-30)

Young Authors of Arizona (YAA), a 501(c)(3) non-profit and Arizona’s Scholastic Art & Writing Awards affiliate, is partnering with Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) English to co-host its second summer “Author Camp,” a  four-day creative writing workshop for teens going into grades 9-12 in the Fall 2016 semester.

From June 27-30th, each day from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm with lunch provided, includes mingling with fellow Arizona teen writers getting instruction from dynamic middle school, high school, and college instructors, as well as local writing and publishing professionals.

Centered around the Eight Stages of Authorship–inventing, researching, drafting, peer reviewing, revising, editing, proofreading, and publishing–you’ll interact with cool lessons through diverse genres, forms, pop culture, and art-infused activities. You’ll also get to read and analyze Arizona teen “mentor texts,” grade 7-12 poetry, personal narratives, flash fiction, sci-fi/fantasy/horror, and other samples from YAA’s first three Best Arizona Teen Writing books: Bloom: Best Arizona Teen Writing of 2014 and Convergence: Best Arizona Teen Writing of 2015 with most samples coming from Shine: Best Arizona Teen Writing of 2016.

From fun literacy activities, each day you’ll invent, draft, and share out an original composition with fellow teen author friends. On Author Camp’s “showcase” day, June 30th, we’ll celebrate your creative compositions through an open mike and other closing festivities. Each camp attendee will leave with new ideas, new friends, drafts for new compositions that’ll be eligible to be entered in the 2017 Scholastic Writing Awards, a camp t-shirt, and some additional YAA schwag.

The cost for Author Camp? $45.

Spaces are limited so “shine” by  RSVPing ASAP and joining us between June 27th – 30th.

RSVP for Author Camp through this link!


“Shine, Arizona!” through YAA

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Young Authors of Arizona (YAA), a 501(c)(3) non-profit, encourages Arizonans to mentor grade 7-12 Arizona students to participate in the annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. YAA is also …

Each year, YAA needs to raise at least $10,000 to perform the above-stated functions for Arizona youth language and media arts. With over 1,700 middle schools and high schools in Arizona as well as many more libraries and community centers, YAA seeks to involve more Arizonans like you through our Shine, Arizona! 2016-2017 outreach campaign, with the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards as the scope and centerpiece for our growth.

“Shine” by taking the Shine, Arizona! YAA involvement survey and donating (tax-deductible PayPal link at right) to support Arizona language and media arts!

Read Shine: Best Arizona Teen Writing of 2016 

April 16th marks the official marked the release of YAA’s Shine: Best Arizona Teen Writing of 2016 book, an anthology of 87 works by 58 grade 7-12 Arizona authors. Please support our authors by purchasing a book copy (click link above), available for $15 with all proceeds going to YAA, a 501(c)(3) focused on supporting Arizona language and media arts.



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