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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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Meet established writers and mentors!

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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.

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


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