Do you love to write? Do you spend your free time scribbling in notebooks, thinking up stories and characters? Then this camp is for you—guaranteed to inspire you and keep you writing all summer long!
In this week-long Fiction Writing Camp, campers will write without worrying about grades or deadlines, create new pieces of fiction and polish existing pages, and work closely with professional writers who will help to guide their process and answer any questions about writing, publishing, living the writing life, and more.
Throughout the week, writers will craft flash fiction, short stories, and the beginnings of novels, and will present one of their works at our Friday showcase for family and friends. Best of all, campers get to meet other writers who are serious and excited about their stories!
The week will have several components:
- Mentor Readings: Students will read published creative work and take part in craft discussions.
- Writing: Writing prompts will spark imagination, help break through blocks, and encourage new heights of creativity.
- Workshopping: You will share work and give feedback on what’s working well and what opportunities we can find in each piece. We’ll talk about where we can extend scenes and dialogue to push the narrative, how word choice can affect the piece as a whole, how to spice up language, and how writers can find—and trust—their own amazing original voice.
- Showcase: Campers will have the opportunity to rehearse and perform their written work for family and friends!