Elevating Anthologies to Reach Today’s High-standards is a program that works in conjunction with I.C.E. Writers, F.I.R.E. Writers and W.A.T.E.R. All the works created by the young authors attending those programs is anthologized into the TBAWP Youth Program’s Annual Publication.

Before E.A.R.T.H, all we had was the hard work of a few facilitators and maybe a teenaged volunteer producing what worked for years: a spiral combing-bound stack of copy paper. Now, under the guidance of esteemed TBAWP TC Courtney Nickel, the yearbook advisor at Steinbrenner High School, E.A.R.T.H, is a program that nurtures young journalists and graphic designers alike. Meeting once a week in June and July in USF’s amazing iTeach Lounge, this group of passionate young people drawn from publication programs around the Tampa Bay Area produce a superb, keep-worthy anthology.

This program is perfect for:

  • Middle and High School Students in or entering yearbook, newspaper and literary magazine classes
  • Students looking to earn volunteer hours doing what they love (by visiting youth writers camp programs around the area taking perfects or interviewing young authors)
  • Students in publication courses looking to “up their game” whether to improve their editor resumes or gain valuable experience before submitting to competitions such as FSPA, NSPA, Scholastic Art and Writing, Columbia Press, etc.
  • Students looking for that same sense of community they feel from their publication class

This program will feature numerous guest speakers and a chance to branch out from the usual and expert with various forms of journalism and publishing.

Apply Here (link not yet live)

Cost of the Program: $300

Questions? Contact TBAWP Youth Programs Director John Eric Vona or E.A.R.T.H. Director Courtney Nickel