Morehead Writing Project

Morehead State University

The Morehead Writing Project (MWP) held “Power Your Story,” a journalism camp for area high schoolers, June 9-15. 

Students collaborated with professionals from Morehead State Public Radio, Morehead State’s convergent media program and the MSU student newspaper, The Trail Blazer. Camp participants learned about how to collect news and interview subjects, how to operate cameras and how to edit audio and video, among other skills necessary in the field of journalism.  


The Morehead Writing Project (MWP) has received a $10,000 grant from the MacArthur Foundation’s Journalism and Media Program to fund the 2019 Power Your Story Journalism Camp.

The summer program for high school youth seeks to address the “news desert” that exists for many students living in low-income rural communities and teach young people the value and importance of community journalism.

Views From The Edge

The Kentucky Arts Council’s celebration of Kentucky Writers’ Day April 24 at Louisville’s Spalding University will cap off a week of literary events around the state that recognize the Commonwealth’s literary tradition.

The Kentucky General Assembly established Kentucky Writers’ Day in 1990 to honor Kentucky’s strong literary tradition and to celebrate the anniversary of the birth of Kentucky native Robert Penn Warren, the first poet laureate of the United States and winner of three Pulitzer Prizes.

Uncommon Goods

The Morehead Writing Project will hold its 2018 Spring Writer's Retreat on Saturday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kentucky Folk Art Center.

The event encourages participants to explore the traditions, culture and colorful characters in their families.