Description of Class
Calling all writers in Grades 6-10!
Do you want to create your own magical world similar to The Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter? Does the futuristic technology in Ender’s Game inspire you to write your own sci-fi novel? If so, this creative writing summer camp is for you!
Over the course of one week, students will generate their own science fiction and fantasy pieces and workshop them with the help of their peers. They will learn the differences between the genres and read the works of notable authors. Our adventure will culminate in a party where students will have the opportunity to read their works aloud.
Authors the course will reference may include: Orson Scott Card, Philip K. Dick, Ursula K. Le Guin, Octavia Butler, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heilein, Arthur C. Clarke, Malka Older, J. R. R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Christopher Paolini, J. K. Rowling, Neil Gaiman, and George R. R. Martin.
Structure of the course: The first part of the course will include learning the histories and differences between the genres, reading science fiction and fantasy stories and excerpts, and generating material through fun writing exercises. Then the students will choose one of their pieces to be workshopped. Students will revise their work in preparation for a reading in front of friends and family on the final day.Top