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Young Writers’ Summer Studio!


Writing from our "senses" - an outdoor exercise!

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 8 – Friday, August 12, 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:  $145 – 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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Young Writers’ Workshops I and II – REGISTER TODAY

Super Saturday registration has started!

Registration for the 2010 fall session of Super Saturday classes is now open.  Classes start on October 23 and end November 20 and are held at O’Neill Middle School in Downers Grove, IL.  Each week, there are three one-hour class periods starting at 9:00 a.m. 

Join me….

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

Five weeks – Begins Oct 23-Nov 20

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- Begins Oct 23-Nov 20

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

Last year’s classes filled quickly – REGISTER TODAY!


Go to www.dgfrog.org for a complete list of classes and registration information. You’ll find old favorites like Chess, Cooking and Robotics, plus some interesting and fun new subjects – Know Your Nature, Silk Screen Painting, and Rock & Roll.  In all, we have over 40 classes to choose from!

As always, Super Saturday classes are open to all students in grades K – 8, regardless of school district. There are no eligibility requirements beyond an interest in the subject and a desire to learn!


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