Learn from a group of individuals dedicated to helping young minds expand and creatively arm themselves to deal with the world of words – and to prepare for the road ahead.
“One child, one book, one teacher, and one pen can change the world.”
The purpose of the Write to Rise Young Writer’s Workshop and Competition (WTR) is to foster young writers to develop enthusiasm for and expertise in their literary works, and to provide a context to celebrate their writing successes.
Each year, WTR will offer a platform for young aspiring writers to spread their wings by ffering them the opportunity to showcase their literacy skills and passion for writing. The participants will be guided in the development of building their portfolio, and experience the professional editorial and publishing process.
The mission, simply put, is to provide the encouragement, resources, training, and inspiration young writers need, to stimulate their imaginations and challenge their potential.
Fulton County High School writers are invited to participate in this inspiring 6-session workshop,
which will include authors, writers and industry professionals who will help guide participants through a comprehensive preparation program which will focus on personal and professional development as a writer. Participants will automatically be entered into the WTR Competition gaining a chance to win 1st, 2nd & 3rd place scholarships and prizes
Is a platform for young aspiring writers to spread their wings by offering them the opportunity to showcase their literacy skills and passion for writing. The competition is open to Fulton County high school students. Three winners will be selected—1st, 2nd and 3rd place. The winners will receive cash scholarships and other prizes, and have their work published in Opus Cultural Lifestyle Magazine.
Invitation Dissemination (May 2017): Competition information and guidelines will be disseminated, inviting participants to enter the writer’s workshop and competition.
Submission Period for Competition (June-July, 2017)
Writer’s Workshop (June 10-July 22, 2017): The Workshop will host up to 50 registrants on a first come first serve basis. The 6-session workshop will guide the participants through a comprehensive preparation program which will focus on personal and professional development as a writer.
Judging Period (June-July 2017): Submissions will be sent through the judging process.
Award Event (August 2017): A community event will be held to announce the fi rst, second, and third place winners.
College freshman requiring remedial writing classes
% of children in the juvenile justice system who are functionally illiterate