MCTE Michigan Youth Arts Festival Creative Writing Showcase

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Recognition of Outstanding Creative Writing Teachers


Archives of the MCTE MYAF Creative Writing Showcase


Unfortunately, the Michigan Youth Arts Festival was discontinued in 2022. In the past, the Michigan Council of Teachers of English encouraged creative writers each year with the Creative Writing Showcase at the Michigan Youth Arts Festival in May. Students whose work was selected attended the Michigan Youth Arts Festival and participated in creative writing workshops with guest authors. Here you will find the archives of our collaboration with the MYAF.

Past MYAF Creative Writing Books

Below you will find links to PDF versions of creative writing books from past MYAF events. Click on any book to open it for perusal or printing.

The Festival

The Michigan Youth Arts Festival was a comprehensive arts spectacular, culminating a nine-month search for the finest artistic talent in Michigan high schools. More than 250,000 students across the state were involved in the adjudication process that resulted in nearly 1,000 being invited to participate in the annual three-day event, held in May each year.

Creative writing students participated in workshops with a guest writer;
the award winners’ pieces were published in a book, and selected works were also published in the Festival program book. Selected pieces were read at the Theatre, Creative Writing and Poetry Out Loud Showcase by their authors or by student actors.

MYAF Creative Writing Showcase

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