The Waterloo Writing Project is just as it sounds - a place for students to write, publish, and perform. To come together to create new bonds and friendships.
— Rayvon, Youth Leader

This writing community began in August of 2015 and has since supported over 80 creative young minds.  Youth from all around and from all ages K-12 gather to collaborate and grow as writers and communicators.  We meet on Sundays at 800 Broadway, Waterloo, IA. Please submit a form found on our main menu to learn more!


Waterloo Community School District's profile of the Waterloo Writing Project

Original Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier article about the Waterloo Writing Project

WATERLOO — A getaway, a passion, a mindset and most importantly a community. All are ways students have described the process of writing to the organizers of a startup writers’ workshop for tweens and teens in Waterloo...  Read more


PErforming on KBBG - Waterloo

October 2018 - WWP authors were invited to share about the art of writing and the process of becoming authors.

Opening day at Waterloo Schools - Waterloo

August 2018 - WWP authors took the stage in front a crowd of 1400 educators and staff that work with the youth. They wrote pieces that were inspired by their experiences at school. Educators and staff were encouraged by this event and many said it was the best opening day they have been to! #youthvoice

Running Past the Trees Book release - Waterloo

May 2017 - WWP authors and UNI artists collaborated on a book about childhood. This product was amazing, the voices were clear, and the message... inspiring. Running Past the Trees is a must read!




Farmers Market- Cedar Falls

Summer of 2016- Authors performed at the Thursday Cedar Falls Farmers Market.






New Generation - Waterloo

June 2016 at Waterloo Center for the Arts outdoor space authors shared their writings from the anthology New Generation. George Washington Carver Jazz Band also performed! It was a windy event. The audience was blown away with the performances and the insight of the panel of authors that closed the event!

The Truth behind the Writing - Waterloo

November 2015 at the Waterloo Writing Project celebrated it's first performance with over 100 people filling the place to hear the writers perform! It was an overwhelming and wonderful evening of celebrating. 


Moving Words - Waterloo

December 2016 at Waterloo Center for the Arts the event Moving Words brought together student authors, artists, musicians, educators, families, and community members to view the video creations by UNI artists that were inspired by WWP authors. Authors and artists walked the red carpet together!