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Creative Writing Camp

Monday, June 27 - Friday, July 1
12:30PM - 3:00PM
Open to students entering grades 9-12,
and perfect for students enrolled in the Summer Bridge Program!
Fee: $75 per person; enrollment capped at 20 students
Ughhh...poetry! No, not another book - how long is this one? I don't know what to write about...If you have ever thought this way, then you are in the right place!
Academic courses are very focused on analytical writing and critical thinking. This five-day program seeks to promote creative expression through reflective writing activities. Designed for students in grades 9-12, regardless of experience or ability, students in this program will explore the art of the essay, poem, and short story while creating original literary masterpieces using literary devices commonly studied in high school ELA classes. The week will consist of brief lessons on particular literary forms, guided writing and workshop time, and sharing sessions.
As an interactive program, students will have the opportunity to explore Bonner & Prendie’s campus while honing writing skills and technique. Throughout the week, in addition to creating a personal writing journal, students will work together to design a mini-literary magazine that they will be able to take home with them. As a team, with the guidance of the instructor, they will oversee the selection of the theme, content, editing, and assembly.
Students will receive a journal and pen to use during the week and are provided with a daily snack. Students are asked to bring a water bottle each day.
During the week, students will explore where they are from and what gifts they bring with them, the sights and sounds of campus, the relationship between poetry and history, how seasons come to life through poetry, and how Creative Writing Camp can prepare writers for their high school ELA classes.
Sample Daily Schedule:

12:30-12:45 - Free-write journaling using a prompt and sharing session

12:45-1:00 - Mini-lesson on daily theme

1:15-1:45 - Guided writing workshop that models brainstorming, topic
selection, the writing process, and revision

1:45-2:15 - Writing conference time and group reflection/sharing. In addition
to sharing work, students will reflect on their own writing process and

2:15-3:00- Literary magazine work time.
Any questions? Please reach out to
Mr. Joseph Rogers