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The Cal State Northridge Writing Project

"I started writing because of a terrible feeling of powerlessness: I felt I was drifting and obscure, and I rebelled against that. I didn’t see what I could do to change my condition. I wanted to control rather that be controlled, to ordain rather than be ordained, and to relegate rather than be relegated. "

- Anita Brookner


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Cal State Northridge Writing Project
Kathleen D. Rowlands, Director
Michael D. Eisner College of Education
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8265

For Students

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As Anita Brookner suggests, learning to write well is empowering! To be sure, many popular authors make a great deal of money with their writing (think of J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series). Evidently her writing has made her richer than the Queen of England! But writing--really--isn't about money. It's about learning who you are, exploring your ideas, finding what is deeply important to you. It's about finding ways to shape your own destiny. And what is more important than that?

Monday-Friday June 20-July 8th (not July 4th!) from 9-noon: The 2016 Write Stuff! A Young Writer's Camp with engaging opportunities for students from 1st through 12th grade.

Poetry Out Loud has a spoken word poetry contest for students that awards prizes totalling more than $100,000 at the state and national levels each year.

Develop the habit of checking this page. Our plan is to add helpful tips about writing well and dealing with the kinds of Academic Writing you experience in school and on tests.

Do you have additional ideas about what you would like on this page? Email us with your suggestions!