"I have learned many things about writing that I learned through various different authors here at Young Writer’s Camp. The thing I have learned about writing that stuck to me the most is to write, especially when you don’t want to." - 6th grader
July 10: Carla G. Harper is the author of WORTHY and editor of The First One Hundred Years: Poetry, Prose, and Praise by Mel Young.She grew up in North Carolina but wandered off to various parts of Colorado for nearly twenty years. A longing for the kind of people, smell of turned red loam, and four seasons found only in North Carolina brought her back. She holds a BA in English from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and MS in Natural Resource Management from Colorado State University.
July 11: Hassan T. Kingsberry, Esq. is a native of Vance and Warren County, North Carolina and graduated Valedictorian of Warren County High School's Class of 1997. He is licensed to practice law in Georgia and North Carolina and currently serves as the County Attorney for Warren County, North Carolina. Dr. Francemise St. Pierre Kingsberry is a native of Newark and Maplewood, New Jersey and graduate of Columbia High School. Having served as an elementary teacher and administrator, Francemise is committed to nurturing children and assisting youth in finding their purpose and living out their full potential. In 2010, they lost their first child, Amira to a degenerative, neurological disease and have gone on to both write books about the overcoming that challenge and encouraging others to persevere through grief and personal adversity to live their best lives.