EXPLORE THE NOVEL UNIVERSE
Instructor: Heather Sox
Dates: June 22 - July 2; 12:30 - 3:30 pm OR July 27 - August 7; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
- A camp for verse novelists
- Crafting descriptive stories through poetry, not prose
- Explore the uniVERSE with us!
Do you LOVE Brown Girl Dreaming? Could you not get enough of Crossover? Amazing authors like Kwame Alexander (The Crossover Series), Thanhha Lai (Inside out and Back Again), and Jacqueline Woodson (Brown Girl Dreaming) have inspired us through their beautiful depictions of life written in verse. Verse novels open readers’ eyes to personal, real stories or create a whole new fiction world for the reader. During this writing camp, you will learn from the best verse novelists out there and transform your own stories into a novel written in verse. Each camper will leave this camp with his or her novel published!
EXPLORING THE PAST TO WRITE IN THE PRESENT
Instructor: Jennifer Eaton
Dates: June 8 - 12; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Would you love to travel back in time? If so, where would you go? What time period would you choose? In this camp, you will become a historian researching your chosen time and place. You will transform into someone from that time period, imagine what stories they have to tell, and immerse your reader in an interesting, historical world. Let's journal our way through time!
GETTING BACK TO NATURE!
Instructor: Laurie Schmotzer
Dates: July 13 - 17; 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Come explore your own backyard and let it ignite your writing passion! Using poetry and children’s books by Carl Sandburg, Lois Ehlert, Liz Boyd, and Eric Carle, you will create stories inspired by nature - including the illustrations! Nature will not only help you develop your ideas but it will create your images as well! During this one-week camp, you will learn how to write about small moments, explode those moments, and use plant dyes to make visuals. Each camper will leave with a published children’s book and a reading in the virtual author’s chair!
LEVEL UP YOUR WRITING!
Instructor: Jennifer Rich and Holly Parks
Dates: July 20 - 24; 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Are you ready to take your writing to another level? During this camp, you will adventure through a quest, unlocking worlds of writing you never knew existed. Get ready to boost your creativity with five game changing practices. Each day you will build XP and level up your skills by learning strategies such as: Boss Level Idea Generator (how to decide what to write), The Book of Holding (how to use a writer's notebook), Wild Mind Writing (focused free-writing through writer's block), Power Words (transform any sentence into magic), and Winning the Writing game (find your voice and share it). Put your game face on and prepare to power up your writing!