Auld Lang Syne

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Let the children come

Tomorrow (July 9) is Session One of 2014 Creative Writing Camp. Funded entirely by grants from Maine Media Women and Elks Beacon Grants, there's no cost to the children or their families for the 3 days of writing / art with local authors/writers. All materials are provided as well as lunches, snacks, facilities, and tee shirts.  We thank the Elks Lodge 1008 (Rockland, ME) and Rockland District Middle School for allowing us the use of their facilities for the camps.

Session One is for Middle Schoolers:

Journal Keeping
Fiction : character and story development; flash fiction techniques
Art: all art pieces are connected to the writing

Carol Bachofner (journaling / blogging)
Stephanie Marshall (poetry)
Paige Pendleton (fiction)
Terri McKensie (fiction)
Margie Kivel (art)

Session Two is for Elementary Schoolers:

Fiction: character development; story elements; story boarding


Kristin Gould (book elements)
Carol Bachofner (poetry/director)
Bill Bachofner (co-director)
Terri McKensie (fiction)
Stephanie Marshall (poetry)
Margie Kivel (art)
Anna Walker, Sarah Bernard (helpers)

Thanks also to Sarah Bernard for her generous donation of notebooks both last year and this.

We have a very full program. Last summer we had 23 elementary school students; this is the first year we are holding a session for Middle School. We have 16 MS students signed up to join us 9grades 6-8). We will again have about 22 elementary school kiddos (grades 3-5).

What's next?

I have a plan for forming a writing group specifically designed for teachers who teach writing. Time for walking the talk.

More on this upcoming project soon. Just have to get camps done and packed up for another year!


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