ASU’s “rl txt” summer institute

Enjoy a non-evaluative environment for young authors, sponsored by ASU English youth programming, in partnership with CAWP (Central Arizona Writing Program)

A component of the ASU Department of English youth programming, rl txt (“Real Text” in cyber-speak) is an institute designed to offer young writers a non-evaluative environment in which to explore the power of writing.

Staffed by veteran K-12 English teachers, rl txt’s 2013 institute will be held on ASU’s Tempe Campus. There will be two sessions to select from:
*  Session A:  June 3 – June 14, 2013
OR
*  Session B:  June 17 – June 28, 2013
9:00am – 12:00pm
Monday through Friday

Offering time and inspiration, rl txt sessions support writers in a collaborative atmosphere as they interact with other authors and share works in progress. Writers will immerse themselves in the creative task of writing in a variety of genres, not limited to fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

rl txt participants will get the opportunity to mirror the craft of real writers producing real texts. Institute sessions will include:

  • Guest presenters
  • Daily writing workshops
  • Activities to promote creativity
  • Writing marathons
  • Illuminated texts
  • Craft secrets
  • Nature/science observation and writing

The name rl txt intends to send a subliminal message: this program is about producing genuine writing, writing with voice, not something scripted but something self-initiated and meaningful to the writer — writing that matters.
For additional information on rl txt, please email: 
Tina Norgren at tina.norgren@asu.edu.

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