Students in grades 4-12 who like to write will love the individual attention they receive while drafting, sharing, and revising their work within a creative and supportive writing community. 

Check back here to register online.

KC Kids Unite

An opportunity for teachers and a class of their students in grades 3-5 to have real conversations about the barriers, like race and geography, that divide us. Teachers implement three weeks of culturally and locally responsive instruction and students are paired with a buddy classroom. A final celebration brings teachers and students together to create a community project.  Read more here. 

Summer Writing Camps

Stories for Justice

July 8-18, 2019, Monday-Thursday, 9am - Noon

St. Teresa's Academy (51st Main); Cost: $150
This camp connects students' passions, their experiences, their stories to issues of community importance. Students will play with digital storytelling, creative argument and social justice writing in a supportive environment. Working alongside professional creatives and a dynamic group of young writers, participants will hone argument writing skills and storytelling craft. An Open Mic performance allow these stories for justice to meet a larger audience.


The College Application Essay: Your Story, Our Help

Friday, July 12, 2019, 9am - Noon

UCM Lee's Summit; Cost: $45
The written essay portion of the college application today is all about stories -- finding your unique story, using your own voice, and making yourself memorable to admission officers. We'll share pro tips and help you find and writing the story that can open doors to your future. REGISTION OPENS SPRING 2019. 


Scholastic Writing Awards

The Greater Kansas City Writing Project is  home of the Missouri Writing Region of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.   Learn about the contest and past winners here. 

KC Storytellers

An opportunity for high school students to share personal stories and break down divisive barrier, like race, which divide us.  

Find details here! 

Youth Writers Conference, grades 6-8: Your Story, Our City

Tuesday, May 14, 9am - 2pm

UCM Lee's Summit campus

$125 for 1 teacher and 5 students

Writers in grades 6-8 will participate in three interactive writing workshops. Students from diverse schools can build new friendships, explore new writing opportunities, and read their works at the Open Mic performance. Teachers will take away new classroom lesson and activity ideas. Lunch is provided. Register here.