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The Oregon Writing Project is committed to supporting Southern Oregon University's mission as a regionally engaged learning community. The Oregon Writing Project welcomes and fosters a diverse community of teachers at all stages of their careers who are passionate about teaching writing. Together we share writing and teaching practices in celebration of learning, growing, and leading. 

OWP at SOU is one of four Writing Project sites on university campuses in Oregon, and serves the southwest area of the state. We are affiliated with the National Writing Project. For more than twenty years, the National Writing Project has promoted and developed teacher-presenters, teacher-consultants, and teacher-leaders all across the United States.

These principles guide our work:

  • Writing is fundamental to learning in all disciplines.
  • Effective teachers of writing regularly writethemselves.
  • Teachers learn best from other successful teachers.
  • Universities, districts, and schools deepen their work through collaboration.
Join us for an institute, a workshop, a class, or an informal gathering!

Summer 2018 Young Writers' Camps -- Register now!

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We offer camps for elementary and middle school students who love to write! This year, also check out our Spanish Writing Camp, and our "college app camps" for entering seniors who want to polish an admissions essay before school starts in the fall. To register for one of the camps below, go directly to our registration page, or print out the .pdf flyer and mail in the registration form. Scholarships available!

Medford Young Writers' Camp [.pdf] Ages 8-11; June 25-29, 2018. Location: Kennedy Elementary School 

Medford Young Writers' Camp [.pdf] Ages 11-14; June 25-29, 2018. Location: Hedrick Middle School.

Medford Young Writers' Spanish Writing Camp [.pdf] Middle and high school students. June 18-22, 2018. Location: McLoughlin Middle School.

Ashland Young Writers' Camp [.pdf] Ages 11-14; June 19-23, 2018. Location: SOU Ashland campus.

College Application Essay Camp [.pdf] For incoming seniors (other grades are welcome to attend). June 18-22, 2018. Location: South Medford High School.

Grants Pass Young Writers' Camp [.pdf] Ages 10-14; June 18-22, 2018.  Location: North Middle School.

Writing with the Masters Camp [.pdf] Grades 8-12; June 25-29, 2018.  Location: Logos Public Charter School.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing Camp [.pdf] Grades 6-12; June 18-22, 2018.  Location: Logos Public Charter School.






Oregon Writing Project
English & Writing
1250 Siskiyou Blvd
Ashland, OR 97520