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Fostering the next generation of writers!

Tupelo Press Teen Writing Center

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Join a Writing Workshop

Develop your writing skills!

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Teen Readings

Share your voice!

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Publish It

Get your work out there!

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Get Connected

Meet established writers and mentors!

Who Are We?

Video courtesy of Pat Jarrett and Michelle Miles. Music by Travis Grice
Member students Michelle Miles, Hanna Strauss, Kamryn Crossman, Olivia Vande Woude, and Yael Haskell
Writing Workshops


Tupelo Press Teen Writing Center plans a variety of student workshops.
Writing Contests


Our student writing contests allow area teens to submit their work for inclusion in the annual anthology.

The Anthology


Once a year in partnership with The Virginia Festival of the Book we release an anthology of student content winners.

Make a tax deductible donation. Help expand our program to more young writers!


Upcoming Events

Fri 03

Crossroads IV Photography Showcase

June 3 - June 29
Charlottesville VA United States
Fri 03

First Friday Opening of Crossroads IV Photography Showcase

June 3 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Charlottesville VA United States



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