Fiction Writing Camp

$249.00

From the novels that keep us reading into the night, to short stories that distill the best of writing into a snapshot, fiction takes many forms but is connected (and made compelling) by craft elements: mood and tone, conflict and narrative arc, backstory and imagery, among many others. Whether you are an aspiring novelist or flash fiction fan, this workshop will allow you to explore fiction writing by engaging in writing prompts and activities designed to deepen your craft. You will build writing skills and confidence through peer review and thoughtful instructor feedback. You will also read works written by teen and adult authors, celebrating the practice and purpose of reading/writing fiction in its many forms. You will leave camp with a finalized fiction piece (and many other draft works!) to share with others. Folks who are passionate about longer-form work may find our Novel Writing Camp an engaging extension of work done in Fiction Writing Camp.

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Description

Curriculum Summary:

Participants of all skill levels will walk away with 10+ draft writings dedicated to craft techniques in the fiction genre, from dialogue to characterization, conflict to setting, figurative language to point of view, and more. Writers will work toward the creation of one finalized flash fiction story to share with peers, will receive and provide written and verbal peer review, and will benefit from individualized feedback from their instructors.

Fiction Virtual Writing Summer Camp for Teens (ages 13-19) Schedule:

July 25-July 29, 2022, 2022, 11:00 am-12:30 pm ET

During workshop sessions, you’ll engage in interactive writing activities, connect with peers around the world, and work together to grow your writing skills.

Between workshop sessions, you may be asked to work independently (and asynchronously) on writing prompts and activities, guided by peer and expert reviews, at your own pace, for approximately 1-2 hours, depending on your facilitator’s workshop plan. You will also receive individualized feedback that will strengthen your writing.

*Please note that we require all participants to appear on either video or audio during online group meetings (video is preferred, but not required).

A Zoom link to join us for our live, virtual online writing camp will be provided via email prior to the July 25, 2022 start date. Stay tuned!

Workshop Facilitator:

Brittany Collins facilitator Poetry and Spoken Word Virtual Summer Camp photo

Brittany Collins designs and facilitates educational programming at Write the World while working directly with students, teachers, and partner organizations to support their use of the platform. She studied English and education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and creative nonfiction at the Yale Writers’ Workshop; is the author of Learning from Loss: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Supporting Grieving Students (Heinemann 2021); has published over 30 articles in the genres of creative nonfiction and education journalism in The Washington Post, Education Week, Brevity blog, Inside Higher Ed, Edutopia, We Need Diverse Books, English Journal of NCTE, among other outlets; and has taught writing to students of all ages through Harvard University, Smith College, Boston University, Race Project Kansas City, and Write the World. Reach out to her at brittany@writetheworld.com — she would love to hear from you!

Instructor:

Chris Feeney

Chris Feeney is a graduate of Middlebury College, holding a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing. At Middlebury, he studied in a variety of workshops, ranging from poetry to playwriting to fiction, and spent a semester assisting high school students with writing their first full-length play as part of Vermont’s Young Writers’ Project. In addition to writing his own fiction, which has been shortlisted in CRAFT Literary magazine, Chris reads submissions for the New England Review. Previously a writer on Write the World, Chris now works as an Expert Advisor and Workshop Mentor where he seeks to bring out the best in a young person’s writing and to cultivate an enduring love for the craft. As an emerging writer, Chris understands how daunting it can be to put new words on a new page, and he loves to make this process enjoyable, enlightening, and a little bit easier.

About Write the World's Virtual Summer Writing Camps:

Jump into new genres of writing and connect with campers across the globe in Write the World’s Virtual Writing Camps.

Spend your summer immersed in a virtual community of teen writers from over 100 countries as you experiment with the written word, try your hand at new styles of writing, and work with notable professionals to create pieces you’re proud of… all without leaving your home!

Whether you choose to spend your free time filling journals with poetry and prose or are new to putting your thoughts on paper, we welcome you to join our week-long writing camps across genres in June, July, and August, 2022.

Have additional questions? Check out our parent and guardian FAQ’s here (scroll to bottom) or reach out to us at workshops@writetheworld.com to connect!