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2022 Fall Live Online Class

  • 09/16 to 12/10  12 Classes Friday 4:00pm-5:30pm $375/term No class on Nov. 25Location: Online7

    Writing can be fun! This class is for both those who love to write and those who are intimidated by writing but want to improve in a supportive atmosphere. All students who sign up should love reading and want to learn about writing. We focus on content and creativity, not grammar or “strict rules.” In each class, we will have different kinds of writing exercises. We use all of our senses to explore creative nonfiction, genre fiction (fantasy, romance, sci-fi, etc.), poetry, and the short story. We’ll also discuss publications that accept submissions from young writers. With individualized attention, your child will become clear and confident in their written communication.

    Instructor: Debby Dodds

  • 09/17 to 12/10  12 Classes Saturday 4:00pm-5:30pm $375/term No class on Nov. 26Location: Online7

    MS Creative Writing: Focusing on Submissions for Publication and Contests

    Debby Dodds

    As a creative writing teacher for twenty-five years and an award-winning published author, as well as an SAT/ACT/GRE coach and college admissions specialist, I’ve long been aware of how much professionals at the most competitive colleges value incoming students that are not merely proficient in STEM skills, but who can also write and communicate clearly. Moreover, right-brained, creative thinking also commands great appreciation.

    With almost every college going test-optional for this year and beyond, it is imperative to have a strong resume, essay, and portfolio when applying. Harvard, Stanford, Yale, and many other colleges have spokespeople who have asserted that 2021 will be a much different process and admissions will focus on other criteria than test scores and GPA. Students will need any and every extracurricular activity they can to show they’ve used this time productively as so many activities have been canceled, standardized tests have been suspended, and many schools will not provide GPAs.

    To this end, this class will not merely focus on strengthening creative writing skills but it will also provide guidance about where students can submit their work for contests and publications. I’ve had students submit and win many contests and many have had professional publication credits before graduating from high school including Scholastic Awards, Willamette Writer Awards, NY Times Essay Contests, Letters About Literature, best-selling anthologies, and many more.

    Instructor: Debby Dodds


2022 Summer Camp

Note: Half-day camps can be combined as full-day camps from 8:30am-5pm.

  • Week 1 (07/11-07/15)

    07/11 to 07/15  5 half day Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm $250/camp Location: Rm 6

    We have 2 writing camps for middle school students. You may attend one of them, or join both. This is the 1st out of 2 creative writing camps for middle school students. The camp is limited to 10 students.

    Creative Writing for Grade 6-8

    Writing can be fun! This camp is for both those who love to write and those who are intimidated by writing but want to improve in a supportive atmosphere.
     
    All students who sign up should love reading and want to learn about writing. We focus on content and creativity, not grammar or “strict rules.” Each day will have different kinds of writing exercises. We use all of our senses to explore creative nonfiction, genre fiction (fantasy, romance, sci-fi, etc.), poetry, and the short story.
     
    We’ll also discuss publications that accept submissions from young writers. With individualized attention, your child will become clear and confident in their written communication.
     
    We will use the https://stonesoup.com/ website for inspiration, submit writing for publication or contest, and if all goes as planned, we will do some publishing of our own. 
     
    Instructor: Jennifer Rose

  • Week 3 (07/25-07/29)

    07/25 to 07/29  5 half day Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm $250/camp Location: Rm 3

    We have 2 writing camps for upper level of elementary school students this Summer. You may attend one of them, or join both. This is the 1st out of 2 creative writing camps for Grade 3-5. The camp is limited to 10 students.

    Creative Writing: Making Stories Together for 3rd-5th Grade

    Make stories using all of your senses. This writing workshop emphasizes children's ideas. They will build, sketch, and cut and paste their ideas using unconventional creative materials; then find the words and writing conventions that support what they really want to say. Children will learn new techniques for getting inspired and bringing their ideas to paper. At the end of this week-long creative writing workshop, children will hand-make a bound book to bring home. 
     
    We will use the https://stonesoup.com/ website for inspiration, submit writing for publication or contest, and if all goes as planned, we will do some publishing of our own. 
     
    Instructor: Jennifer Rose

  • Week 4 (08/01-08/05)

    08/01 to 08/05  5 half day Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm $250/camp Location: Rm 2

    We have 2 writing camps for middle school students. You may attend one of them, or join both. This is the second camp out of 2 creative writing camps for middle school students. The camp is limited to 10 students.

    Creative Writing for Grade 6-8

    Writing can be fun! This camp is for both those who love to write and those who are intimidated by writing but want to improve in a supportive atmosphere.
     
    All students who sign up should love reading and want to learn about writing. We focus on content and creativity, not grammar or “strict rules.” Each day will have different kinds of writing exercises. We use all of our senses to explore creative nonfiction, genre fiction (fantasy, romance, sci-fi, etc.), poetry, and the short story.
     
    We’ll also discuss publications that accept submissions from young writers. With individualized attention, your child will become clear and confident in their written communication.
     
    We will use the https://stonesoup.com/ website for inspiration, submit writing for publication or contest, and if all goes as planned, we will do some publishing of our own. 
     
    Instructor: Jennifer Rose

  • Week 5 (08/08-08/12)

    08/08 to 08/12  5 half day Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm $250/camp Location: Rm 6

    We have 2 writing camps for upper level of elementary school students this Summer. You may attend one of them, or join both. This is the 2nd out of 2 creative writing camps for Grade 3-5. The camp is limited to 10 students.

    Creative Writing: Making Stories Together for 3rd-5th Grade

    Make stories using all of your senses. This writing workshop emphasizes children's ideas. They will build, sketch, and cut and paste their ideas using unconventional creative materials; then find the words and writing conventions that support what they really want to say. Children will learn new techniques for getting inspired and bringing their ideas to paper. At the end of this week-long creative writing workshop, children will hand-make a bound book to bring home. 
     
    We will use the https://stonesoup.com/ website for inspiration, submit writing for publication or contest, and if all goes as planned, we will do some publishing of our own. 
     
    Instructor: Jennifer Rose

  • Week 6 (08/15-08/19)

    08/15 to 08/19  5 half day Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:00pm $250/camp Location: Rm 4

    Creative Writing: Making Stories Together For Grade 1st-3rd grade

    Make stories using all of your senses. This writing workshop emphasizes children's ideas. They will build, sketch, and cut and paste their ideas using unconventional creative materials; then find the words and writing conventions that support what they really want to say. Children will learn new techniques for getting inspired and bringing their ideas to paper. At the end of this week-long creative writing workshop, children will hand-make a bound book to bring home. 
     

     

    Instructor: Jennifer Rose

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