Improving Writing and Learning in Indiana Schools


THE INDIANA WRITING PROJECT, based at Ball State University, promotes the best possible writing instruction in Indiana schools. We offer professional development programs on effective practices by and for teachers. 


Youth Writing Camps

FREE Saturday Sessions
Weekend Writing

For students in grades 4-12 who want to grow as writers

Ball State University campus, Robert Bell, Room 295

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

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  • 3/12 Storytelling: What are the elements of an effective story?

  • 4/9 Poetry: How can literary devices enhance your writing?

  • 5/14 Writing & Art: How do writing and art connect?

  • 7/9 Exploration: How can writing help us learn about ourselves and others?

Summer Camps

Youth Writing Camp (all genres)

For writers entering grades 4-8 and 9-12

June 13-24, 2022

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Ball State University Campus, Robert Bell

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One-week Camps

June 20-24, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

1. Poetry Camp

2. Journalism Camp

3. Nonfiction Writing Camp

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About Indiana Writing Project


THE INDIANA WRITING PROJECT is an organization committed to promoting the best possible writing instruction in Indiana's elementary, secondary, and post-secondary schools. The Project is administered through Ball State University's English Department. The Project has been recognized by the Indiana State Legislature for our work in helping teachers improve student performance in writing. Learn more.

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