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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. 


Sign up for one of our 2021 Young Writers Camps beginning this June!


Young Writers Camp Grades 4-6

Focus: Find your voice through fun writing activities for kids who love to write. Multi-genre.

When: June 21-25, 9:00am-12pm

Where: Southern Oregon University

Camp Teacher: Katie Boehnlein

Register here!

Poetry Writing Camp Grades 6-12

Focus: Dive into your writing while crafting entertaining prose and poetry. 

When: June 28- July 2, 10:00am-12:00pm

Where: Online

Camp Teacher: Sherri Beeler

Register here!

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Writing Camp Grades 6-12 

Focus: Create inventive and believable characters, worlds, and story lines.

When: June 21-25, 10:00am-12:00pm

Where: Online

Camp Teacher: Sherri Beeler

Register here!

Young Writers Camp Grades 6-12 

Focus: Fun writing activities in fiction for kids who love to write.

When: June 21-25, 9:00am-11:00am  

Where: Online

Camp Teacher: Jillian Frakes

Register here!

Telling Our Stories Writing Camp Grades 8-12

Focus: Dive into the transformative power of story as we write and share life stories. 

When: June 21-25, 10:00am-1:00pm

Where: Online

Camp Teacher: Erica Ledesma

Register here!

College Application Essay Writing Camp

Start the school year with having an effective college application essay ready.

Who:11th graders going into Senior year. Other grades are also welcome!

When: TBD- Based on individual students

Where: Online

Camp Teacher: Diane Heider

Register here!


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!





Oregon Writing Project
Southern Oregon University English Program
1250 Siskiyou Blvd
Ashland, OR 97520
(541) 552-6632