Kids Writing Workshops

Young Authors Writing Camps

Six Wednesdays beginning June 26, 2019
Teton County Library’s Ordway Auditorium


Registration will open for 2019 Feb. 1.

“My son loved the writing workshops! Thank you JHW for all the work you did to organize this event. He attended all 3 days and was so inspired. He came home each day wanting to write more, expanding on something they discussed in the workshop or starting a new story. Already looking forward to next year.” –Lauren Rues

For the third year Jackson Hole Writers is partnering with the Teton County Library to offer writing sessions for middle-graders (10-13), though older students are always welcome to attend. A young open attitude is all that is required. Our faculty does not dumb down these workshops. All levels of writers are welcome. And you will get lots of time to write this year.

The lead off author will be Bruce Coville, the author of more than 100 books, including Aliens Are My Teachers.  What’s not to be excited about his visit on June 26. He is also one of the workshop presenters at the Jackson Hole Writers Conference, June 27-29.

Be prepared to let your imagination take flight in 2019.

Each session will be four hours–because 2017 participants wanted more time to write!–and will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on consecutive Wednesdays (skipping July 4). There will be a 20 to 30 minute break for lunch,so participants should bring a sack lunch (unless we come up with a lunch sponsor). We will provide snacks and juices in the morning and afternoon as well.

“She gave us examples, and made us participate actively. (She) couldn’t have been better.”–Student evaluation for 2017 camp.

This year’s author/teachers come from Arizona, Utah, Wyoming and Idaho, and include award-winning, nationally-recognized, best-selling writers, who have all worked with young people. Read about them below. Depending on the author ,there were will be books available for sale and author signing following each session. And we are working on a celebratory public reading for friends and family in August.

On the final day there will be drawings for prizes (books, gift certificates) for the youngsters who attended at least five out of the six sessions. Come to the entire series and there will be other special prizes! We are planning an ice cream social as well AND want to hear what students read. So bring your family and friends back at 2:15 on Aug. 8.

Remember to register separately for each session. (The registration button is at the bottom of this page.) If you have problems, email us through Contact. To keep apprised of writing happenings in the area, please sign up for our e-news there. If you attended the Kids Camp last year, you are already on it.

We are proud to have received support from Center of Wonder through the Arts for All grants (formerly Cultural Council of Jackson Hole), from the Center of Wonder’s C3 grant initiative for creative education, from a Community Grant from the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, and from Teton County Library. We are working to obtain more funding. If you are interested in supporting this effort, Contact us.

Bruce Coville

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


You can read about Bruce Coville on his website.


Camp dates below. Watch for updates in the New Year.


author to be announced

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 Updated!

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.



Author to be determined

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Author to be determined

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Note this class is only 3 hours; it is the only one that is shorter



author to be determined

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.


author to be determined

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Early registration is suggested as space is limited. You can sign up for individual sessions or for the entire series. If you have to cancel at a later date, please let us know at ASAP

Teachers who might be interested in sitting in, please use contact form to let us know. We are happy to accommodate teachers who are working with the same age group. Also if you would like to volunteer for any portion of a camp, let us know as well.



With support in 2018 & 2019 from:


The Musser Fund