Future Authors' Workshop
Good storytelling is an art form, and this week-long seminar will explore the different methods and strategies employed by top fiction writers.
The students will begin by learning how to read like writers, and then they'll use a variety of short stories as models for their own writing. They will learn to "show, not tell" and stock their writer's toolbox with techniques such as indirect characterization, dialogue, backfill, point of view, and tone. Every student will compose several writing exercises a day, and on the last day of class, he or she will present a favorite piece in a live reading, which the parents are encouraged to attend. Orson Scott Card, author of Enders' Game, once said, "Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don't see any." Hopefully, after taking this course, the students will be able to see possible story ideas in their everyday lives.
To Future Authors' Workshop Registrants:
- What to wear? Wear comfortable clothing.
- What to bring? Please bring a light snack and drink to each workshop.
- Where to go on the first day of camp? Room 430
- Performance for families and friends: The workshop ends with student readings of their work. Young Authors Open Reading will take place from 2:45 - 4 pm. Come to room TBA if you would like to attend.
Dates & Prices
This program has concluded for the season.
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