Tag: teen writers
Teen writers bring in photocopies of works in progress to receive feedback, share ideas and learn from each other in a supportive environment.
Facilitated by Red Oak Director, Kim Suhr.
Meets at our studio in the education wing of Holy Trinity Church, 11709 W Cleveland Ave, West Allis
Jan 29, Feb 26, Mar 12, Apr 30
(Registration deadline: Mon. Jan 22)
1:00 – 3:00 pm
$75 includes all 4 dates
To register, print & complete our Red Oak Youth Reg Form
then mail with check to: Red Oak Writing, PO Box 342, Genesee Depot, WI 53127
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by young writers for young writers
What will I be doing all day? (video)
You will either be writing, finding out ways to make your writing better, or walking to places to write.You get to hear other people’s writing, which gives you great ideas for your own. Plus you get to hang around with other kids who like to write, I mean, really like to write!
Will I be told what I have to write? (video)
No. There are some exercises that will help you get an idea (or two…or four) if you’re stuck.
What if I’m shy about sharing my writing? (video)
If you are uncomfortable sharing your writing, just tell the adult in your writers’ circle that you are. You can read it to them, and you’ll get feedback. In my first year, I was very shy about sharing my writing because I didn’t want to be discouraged. But you really shouldn’t be shy because when you do share your writing everyone has so much to offer you. In writers’ circles, you not only get feedback from your teacher but from your writing mates as well and when I took their advice my writing really grew.
Will it be fun? (video)
YES! It’s not just fun. It’s AMAZING. You really get to shine at camp and it’s nice to have the opportunity to hear from other writers as well. You meet great people and you are praised for your writing. You really get to be yourself and have a spectacular time while you are at camp.
For writers entering grades 6-8
June 19 – 23 at Mount Mary University, Milwaukee
June 26 – 30 at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center
For writers entering grades 9-12
July 17 – 21 at Mount Mary University, Milwaukee
July 24 – 28 at Retzer Nature Center, Waukesha
Camp Hours: M-F, 9:00 – 2:30
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Time, Space, Support, Community…
Led by accomplished writing coaches who tailor activities to the age and interests of each group, Creative Writing Camps provide young writers with the time, space, support, and community they need to nurture their passion for writing.
Each day includes some light-hearted activities, age-appropriate lessons on the craft of writing and, best of all, time to write. The grounds at all our locations provide a lovely setting for gathering inspiration and listening to the writer within. We work outdoors as much as the weather will allow.
During the week, our writers share their work with others in a small writing circle to receive valuable input and support. Many list this as their favorite part of the week because they may not have writing friends at school or in their neighborhood. Friendships form quickly and last beyond the end of our week at camp.
On Friday, young writers stage a studio reading of their favorite writings. Participation is optional. Friends and family are encouraged to attend.
Use the drop-down menu under “For Youth” to learn more