Kids Creative Writing Camp To Be Offered In Charlottesville

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Write On! is the first creative writing summer camp in the area for students. Write On! is the first creative writing summer camp in the area for students.

If your child is a budding author, a new Charlottesville summer camp might be the perfect fit for them.

This month WriterHouse is hosting its first creative writing summer camp. Organizers are hoping to help kids put story ideas on paper and polish their written work.

Write On! will be offered to students in third grade through high school. It's the only creative writing summer camp for that age group in the Charlottesville-Albemarle area.

The students will be doing creative writing exercises with feedback sessions, they'll have visits from area children's book authors and they'll go on field trips.

At the end of camp they'll all get a literary journal featuring work by all the young authors in the camp.

"This isn't at all like school. That was something that was really important to us because this should be a place where you can come and play and get new experience, or work on something you've been working on for a long time and you just need ears for it," said Elizabeth Derby, the program co-director.

There is still space for new students and need-based scholarships are available.

The first creative writing camp starts on Monday and goes through Friday, July 15-19, and the next camp is the following Monday through Friday, July 22-26.

Click here for more information.

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