The Write Stuff 2012
Young Writer's Camps in June and July
When and Where
Monday through Friday, July 9-27, 2012 from 9 am until noon.
The camp will be held on the campus of Valley Academy of Arts and Sciences, 10445 Balboa Blvd. in Granada Hills, (just north of Devonshire). Room assignments will be communicated on the first day of Camp.
CAMP CHOICES: Please note that different offerings are targeted to the specific interests and needs of different age groups.
Discovering Your Writer’s Voice: For students entering grades 4-5 Are you the next Shel Silverstein? Do you want to be a published author? Are you ready to spend a week playing with different forms of writing—poetry, stories, riddles, tall tales—whatever your fancy suggests? During the workshop sessions you will read poems and stories for inspiration, write and share your writing with other students, and choose a piece to publish.
Developing Your Writer’s Voice: For students entering grades 6-7 Are you ready to have some fun with the written word? Are you ready to develop into a power writer? In this workshop you will use music, art, film, and photographs to inspire your creative talents as you write and share your writing with other students before choosing your favorite piece for the publication.
Writing with Style: For students entering grades 8 and 9 Are you ready to take the next step in your writing ability? This workshop is designed to bridge the gap between middle school and high school. It will show you how you can take the creative writing that you enjoy and use it in the kinds of writing your teachers will expect of you in high school. You will work in peer groups as you write and share what you have written. Professional and student models will be used to help you become a more confident writer.
Writing with an Attitude: For students entering grades 9-12 Join us for a summer workshop that emphasizes the kinds of writing required in high school and college—but focuses on writing with creativity, imagination, and style. Walk into all your classes this fall knowing that whatever writing tasks teachers assign, you will meet their requirements with confidence. In class you will write, share, and critique writing in small groups. You will receive written and oral feedback from your instructors. You will examine models of published writers with an attitude, experiment with your own style, and revise and polish a final piece for publication.
Writing with More than Words: For students entering grades 9-12 In the age of technology, writing is no longer merely words and paper. The writer during the digital age uses words, images, sound, video, hyperlinks or any other technology to help convey his/her message. In this workshop you will work with a team of fellow creators to produce a short film. You will write a script, develop a storyboard, shoot a film, and use editing software (including titles, sound effects, and music) to help convey your message. You will also create promotional materials for your film, including posters, websites, and a trailer. On the final day, you will present your film and promotional materials at a student film festival.
The camp costs $350 for three weeks of instruction and includes all materialsas well as a juice and cookie snack mid-morning.
Your student is NOT enrolled until you have completed ALL three of the following steps:
2. Make Payment
You may make an online payment with Authorize.net.
- or -
You may write a check for $350 for EACH child made out to The University Corporation and mail it to: The Cal State Northridge Writing Project, c/o The Michael D. Eisner College of Education, California State University, Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8265.
3. Return the Two Page Release Form
Download, print, sign and return the Release Form (there are TWO pages to the document) to the address above.
Coming Next Fall!
Writing the College Application Personal Statement: Grade 12 only. Are you concerned about the college application process? Does the essay portion worry you the most? How would you like to start your senior year knowing that you have already completed a memorable, well-written college application essay – and that you actually had fun writing it? If this appeals to you, sign up to work with a motivational teacher who has fifteen years of experience helping students write exceptional college application essays. The course registration includes several email reviews of your essay drafts before their submission dates. Fall Saturday (date to be determined) from 9:00-3:00. $100 by cash, check, or credit card. Registration will open in August, 2012.
Coming Next Spring!
Tackling On-Demand Writing Grades 9-11 Do you panic when thinking about the essay portions of the CAHSEE, the SAT, or your AP exams? Would you like to know how to read a writing prompt in order to give the scorers the kind of writing they are looking for? Do you need strategies for finding things to say and organizing your thoughts? If you want to be able to demonstrate your best work when writing under the pressure of time, this workshop is for you! Registration will open in December 2012. (Three Saturdays from 9:00-12:00. Dates to be determined based on the CAHSEE schedule).