Events for Young Writers

Calling all Young Writers! A Week-Long Writing Studio

“It’s like summer camp for writers!”

Who: Any young writer entering grades 4-8

What: Learn creative writing techniques from an award- winning published writer in a fun workshop format

When: Monday, August 6 – Friday, August 10, 2011 : 9:00 am –12:00 noon, daily

Where: Courts of the Falling Waters Clubhouse ~ Downers Grove, IL

(cross streets 75th St & Fairmount Avenue)

How:        Email or Call to register. (min. 5/max. 15)

Tuition:  $165 – includes instruction, supplies and daily snacks (sibling discounts available!)

More time for:

☻ Pass-it stories!  ☺  Word Wars  ☻  Character Questionnaires

☺ Plot Arc Development  ☻ Dialogue ☺ Conquering Procrastination

☻ Writing from your senses  ☺  Story Pacing  ☻  Journaling

☺ The Art of Revision  ☻  And much, much more!

There is nothing else like this in DuPage County!

For more information on sibling discounts & full curriculum contact:

Mary Jo Campbell, Local Published Author & Creative Writing Teacher

mjcwriter”at”comcast”dot”net  or call:  708.224.0190

Space is limited! Register Today!

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Super Saturday coming soon!

Registration for the 2011 fall session of Super Saturday classes will open in September. Check back for dates and rates!!   Classes are held at O’Neill Middle School in Downers Grove.

Writing Workshop I Grades: 3-8,  50 min classes: 10 am     $45

Five weeks – October – November (dates TBA)

Do you love making up stories? Learn how to bring out the stories within you in this exciting class. Improve your writing skills by using the same process and style strategies used by professional writers to bring your creative ideas to life. Through reading and working together with other students, your inner author will emerge! Students will participate in the world-wide event: National Novel Writing Month! This is also a perfect opportunity to prepare for the PTA’s Reflections program.

Writing Workshop II Grades: 4-8, 50 min classes: 11 am     $45

Five weeks- October – November (dates TBA)

Are you ready to take your writing to the next level? Young writers will learn advanced techniques to improve their craft: how and when to use symbolism, subplots, transitions, figurative language and more.  We will learn how to give and receive constructive criticism in a workshop setting. Come prepared with a first draft of a short story or several chapters of a novel-in-progress and we’ll help you make it shine!  This is the class you need if publication is your goal.

Prerequisite: Writing Workshop I or Writing Sample submitted to Instructor

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8 responses to “Events for Young Writers

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  2. ayunda

    Hello! I have a recommendation of a great event for readers and writers, young and old. The event is: Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, held on October at Bali, Indonesia.
    The website is: http://www.ubudwritersfestival.com/
    I hope you can come!

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