Camp started with a presentation from a local writer and editor, Carla G. Harper. She has written a book called Worthy, edited a book of poetry and prose, and is working on her next novel. She gave the campers some advice on how to improve their writing and listed a few books that have helped her along the way.
-The Writing Life, Annie Dillard
-On Writing, Stephen King,
-Crafting Scenes, Raymond Obstfeld
Additionally, she had campers do a writing exercise where they described a real or made up encounter with an animal. This was intended to help the campers work on openers that would hook their audience.
Throughout the week, the campers will be able to tour the Weatherspoon Art Museum. The campers tour some of the exhibits and use them to inspire their writing.
After their trip to the museum, the campers went back to their classroom and worked on their writing until the end of the morning session.
The afternoon session begins after lunch, and the campers split up into new groups. The three groups include Fiction Writing, Spoken Word, and Podcasting. Each group explores these fields of writing and gives the campers new ideas for their own writing.