Young Writers Institute 2017

Elementary and Middle School Anthology

Welcome Readers, Writers, Parents and Students!

On these pages you will find writings from our 2017 Young Writers Institute held in July, 2017 at the University of Pittsburgh Cathedral of Learning. Click on the dropdown links above to find specific student writing. Photos are on Grade home pages. Enjoy!

A Note from YWI Director, Leslie Wessner

Dear Young Writers and Families,

Welcome to the 2017 Young Writers Anthology!

Congratulations to students and staff on another great two weeks of YWI. I am so excited to see such creativity and power in the anthology entries this year.

Thank you for your support if YWI and hope to see you next summer!


Leslie Wessner

YWI Director Oakland

For more information and to sign up for a future Young Writers Institute, visit

Young Writers is a program of the Western Pennsylvania Writing Project, sponsored by the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh, Oakland, PA.