“When I am writing, I am trying to find out who I am, who we are, what we're capable of, how we feel, how we lose and stand up, and go on from darkness into darkness. I'm trying for that. But I'm also trying for the language. I'm trying to see how it can really sound. I really love language. I love it for what it does for us, how it allows us to explain the pain and the glory, the nuances and delicacies of our existence. And then it allows us to laugh, allows us to show wit. Real wit is shown in language. We need language.” - Maya Angelou
Why do young writers choose this camp?
Campers share their work with other writers
Authors speak to the campers about their writing experiences and they answer questions about writing
It's not like school because it is creative, non-judgmental, and fun
Campers create friendships fast
Writers get to choose what they want to write about
Why would parents or teachers recommend the camp for young writers?
Campers have opportunities to meet and talk with authors. Past campers have maintained communication with authors and continue to receive advice about writing.
Campers have the opportunity to engage in 21st century literacies, which are linked to current teaching and learning standards.
Young writers are given time to work individually, with peers, and with certified NC teachers.
Young writers will have the opportunity to share their writing during a reading on the last day of camp, at a display table at the Grasshopper's game, with young writers in Africa, and as an online publication on this website.