Alamo Heights School Foundation

2018 Martha Spoor Young Writer’s Workshop


Martha Spoor was a remarkable and beloved teacher at Alamo Heights Junior School, a teacher whose students and their families will never forget.  As a fitting tribute to her memory, the Alamo Heights School Foundation has established something special for budding writers.

We are honored to announce the sixth annual Martha Spoor Summer Writing Workshop, to be held this summer, in which 15-20 participants will meet for 5 days. They will sharpen the skills we already have, learn some new writer’s craft, and enjoy producing and sharing new pieces together as a writing group. The final day will involve a celebration of works in progress and finished works.

If you will be an AHJS seventh or eighth grader at the beginning of the 2018-19 school year, you are eligible.  Any interested student is enthusiastically encouraged to apply.

If you have any questions, please email Dr. Frank Alfaro (Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education) at

Details about the workshop:
When:  Monday through Friday June 4-8, 2018 | 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Where:  Alamo Heights High School (Oaks multi-purpose room)
*bring your own lunch

 Reading and Reception Friday, June 8, 6:00pm (Location TBD)

Application deadline:  Thursday, March 22, 2018

2018 Spoor Application
2018 Spoor Workshop Flyer_English