Right to Write: TBAWP Conference 2020

2020 Right to Write Conference

Mark your calendars for the annual TBAWP/FCTE conference on Saturday, October 3, 2020. At this yearly one-day weekend event at the University of South Florida, local teachers share their ideas, youth writers participate in contests, and guest speakers (typically famous authors and other writing-related celebrities) interact with the public. This year’s theme is “The Right to Write: Censorship and Publication in the 21st Century.”

Please register before July 31 for early registration rates!

Registration Links:

  • For Teachers/General admission – Click here
  • For Teacher Consultants – Click here
  • For FCTE members – Click here
  • Not a member? Want the discount? – Click here
  • For undergraduate/graduate students – Click here
  • For youth writers conference attendees (individual) – Click here
  • For youth writers conference attendees (group rate) – Click here

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Summer Leadership Institute (SLI) 2020

The Tampa Bay Area Writing Project will be hosting its Summer Leadership Institute at the University of South Florida (USF) Tampa campus in summer 2020.

During the SLI, teachers gather to write and share their writing, to share and discuss their teaching, and to reflect deeply on the craft of writing/teaching.

This year, the Summer Leadership Institute will meet for three weeks, from June 15 to July 2, 9am-4pm (not including weekends).

For more details, and to apply for the SLI, please use the following form:

TBAWP SLI Application 2020 PDF

 To register for the SLI for graduate credit

(LAE 6923/6793), please click here.

To register for the SLI via our online store,

please click here.



Fall Conference 2019 – Adult Writers Contest With HunnyBee Lit

Special Contest for High Schoolers, College Students & Adults

All Write Ahead contests are due by midnight of Friday October 25th. One entry per conference participant. Register for conference before submitting. Contests are also available for elementary and middle school students.

Downloadable Version of Contest Information

In Collaboration with HunnyBee Lit, we are proud to announce that this fresh voice on the literary scene has opened a special submissions window for their second issue and our second annual conference.

Hunnybee is looking for small forms with a big buzz. We want your sticky and sweet, and how it makes meaning in your own hive-heart. Dive deep and make us think, cry, and excite our minds with new learning about yourself and others. It takes hard work to pack a bunch that’s short, sweet, and to the point and Hunnybee can’t wait to see what you’ve got.

Issue 2 will be a themed issue, so make sure to stick with this for the contest! The theme of Issue 2 is Hive, so send us your word magic centered around homes and hives. We are so excited to put this together for all of you and we can’t wait to see the works you submit. But remember, prose pieces have to be under 1,000 words! 

For more information visit https://www.hunnybeelit.com/submissions.html

Email entries directly to submissions@hunnybeelit.com and include “TBYW Contest” in the subject line.

Email icewriters@gmail.com with questions.