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Summer camp guide: Writing

April 09, 2010

Writing



Creative Writing Workshop

Dates: June 20-26

Location: Frostburg State University, Frostburg, Md.

Ages: 10th-12th grade

Cost per child: $575; $375 for commuter students

Phone: 301-687-4340

E-mail: learn@hagerstowncc.edu

Web: http://www.hagerstowncc.edu/kids

Contact: Anne Myers

Activities: A week of intensive study in writing fiction, poetry or creative nonfiction. Students will produce polished poems, stories and essays, publish online and study with respected, published contemporary writers.

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Create a Fictional World

Dates: June 21-25

Location: Hagerstown Community College, east of Hagerstown

Ages: 4th-5th grade

Cost per child: $144

Phone: 301-790-2800, ext. 236

E-mail: learn@hagerstowncc.edu

Web: http://www.hagerstowncc.edu/kids

Contact: Anne Myers

Activities: Go behind the scenes of some of literature's most famous fantasy or sci-fi settings, then create a world of your own. Develop a "world" journal that will help you establish the rules of your own special fictional place. Design your world's geography, history, weather, plants, animals and people. Class is from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Create a Fictional World

Dates: July 19-23

Location: Hagerstown Community College, east of Hagerstown

Ages: 6th-8th grade

Cost per child: $154

Phone: 301-790-2800, ext. 236

E-mail: learn@hagerstowncc.edu

Web: http://www.hagerstowncc.edu/kids

Contact: Anne Myers

Activities: Go behind the scenes of some of literature's most famous fantasy or sci-fi settings, then create a world of your own. Develop a "world" journal that will help you establish the rules of your own special fictional place. Design your world's geography, history, weather, plants, animals and people. Class is from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fiction Writing: Learn to Write Stories

Dates: July 26-30

Location: Hagerstown Community College, east of Hagerstown

Ages: 6th-8th grade

Cost per child: $154

Phone: 301-790-2800, ext. 236

E-mail: learn@hagerstowncc.edu

Web: http://www.hagerstowncc.edu/kids

Contact: Anne Myers

Activities: We'll focus on the short story but will cover techniques that work for writing novels, screenplays, flash fiction and more. This workshop-style class includes writing exercises, interactive discussions and assignments that take you from initial brainstorm to finished draft, plus tips on getting published. Class is from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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