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Tupelo Press Teen Writing Center

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Teen Readings

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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.

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