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West Texas Writers’ Academy

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Monday, June 9, 2014 - Friday, June 13, 2014


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West Texas A&M University, Canyon, Texas
15 miles south of Amarillo in the center of the Texas panhandle

Admission Fees

$600 on or before March 31
$650 after March 31


Renowned, professional writers, including New York Times bestselling authors, combine their skills and knowledge to create a dynamic academy focused on helping students become published authors.

New this year, the academy presents an in-depth course on crime writing taught by a retired law enforcement agent and writer. Students will experience the thrill of crime scene investigation, police ride alongs, pursuit driving and more. Also new, author Jodi Thomas will teach world building, a building block for a book series.

Join us for daily seminars, in-depth courses and special evening events including a movie critique night with Jodi Thomas and the outdoor musical drama TEXAS in the Palo Duro Canyon.

Join hosts Jodi Thomas, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author; Timothy Lewis, Waterbrook Publishing’s newest star; and West Texas A&M University Education on Demand for an inspiring week of writing.

Contact Information

Andrea Porter
Director, Education on Demand
West Texas A&M University
WTAMU Box 60185
Canyon, TX 79016

[email protected]



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