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Cal State L.A.'s summer program helps local kids hone their writing skills

July 3, 2014
Who:  More than 200 young budding writers, grades 1-12, from the Greater Los Angeles area will converge at Cal State L.A. for a period of three weeks (July 7-24) to enrich their literary skills and develop their creativity.
What:  The L.A. Writing Project at Cal State L.A. will offer a Young Writers’ Camp for grades 1-6, featuring fun-filled writing assignments and invigorating activities, such as drama, music, storytelling, poetry, drawing and painting. A Secondary Writing Institute will also be available for grades 7-12, featuring daily writing workshops introducing students to the writing process, to strategies of professional writers, and to a variety of writing types. 
B-roll opportunity: The camp and institute will run from July 7-24, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Open house:  The program will culminate with classroom presentations on Thursday, July 24, from 10 a.m. to noon.
Where:  Cal State L.A. King Hall classrooms. The University is located at the Eastern Avenue exit, off the San Bernardino (I-10) freeway, at the intersection of the 10 and 710 freeway. For a campus map and directions, go to
Info:  For more about the L.A. Writing Project, call (323) 343-5901 or visit
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Working for California since 1947: California State University, Los Angeles is at the heart of a major metropolitan city, just five miles from Los Angeles’ civic and cultural center. More than 20,000 students and 235,000 alumni—with a wide variety of interests, ages and backgrounds—reflect the city’s dynamic mix of populations. Six Colleges offer nationally recognized science, arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education and humanities programs, among others, led by an award-winning faculty. Cal State L.A. is home to the critically-acclaimed Luckman Jazz Orchestra and to the Honors College for high-achieving students. Programs that provide exciting enrichment opportunities to students and community include an NEH-supported humanities center; a NASA-funded center for space research; and a forensic science program, housed in the Hertzberg-Davis Forensic Science Center.