Creative Writing

Registration for Summer Academy at UGA will open on Wednesday, February 5th at 10:00AM. Once registration is open, there will be a link on this page to register.

Students who register by March 4th will receive a $20 discount on day camp and overnight registration fees.

Have you ever wanted to write a story or novel but had no idea where to start? Join us for a week of creative writing, where you'll learn how make the jump from an idea to a finished, publishable work! We'll focus on taking our ideas from a one-line summary to a working draft! Using the Snowflake Method and the 3-Act Structure, we’ll hone our craft as writers through lessons on refining ideas, creating a scene and setting, writing dialogue, describing action, and putting it all together into one cohesive text. Each day will include a combination of hands-on activities that help us develop details, workshops with fellow writers, and of course, time to write! By the end of the week everyone in the program will have what they need to take their story from idea to finished product! No prior experience required.

Ages: 11-14

Course Number:

92041

Course Date:
Monday, June 1, 2020 to Friday, June 5, 2020
Course Date Info:

If these dates don't fit your schedule try:
 Creative Writing: Session C.

Day and Overnight Options Available
8:30am-3:30pm
Extended Day available until 5:30pm
Overnight students check-in on Sunday night at residence hall

Address:
UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
US
Location Info:

Overnight students will check in at the residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. Early drop off is available between 7:30-8:00am. Classrooms are located around campus, and students may travel by foot, bus or university vehicle to get to classrooms or other camp activities. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins.

Cost:

Day Camp - $390

  • Optional Extended Day until 5:30pm - $35
  • Optional Lunch Vouchers - $55 (provides 5 lunches)

Overnight Camp - $870

Prerequisites:
None. This course is designed to accommodate both absolute beginners, and students who have prior writing experience.

Instructor: 

Kaitlin Bevis spent her childhood curled up with a book and a pen. If the ending didn’t agree with her, she rewrote it. Because she’s always wanted to be a writer, she spent high school and college learning everything she could to achieve that goal. After graduating college with a BFA in English: Creative Writing, an MAT in English: Secondary Education, and an E.d.S in School Library Media, Kaitlin went on to write the bestselling Daughters of Zeus series. You can learn more about Kaitlin and her books at KaitlinBevis.com. This is Kaitlin’s fourth year as a Summer Academy instructor.

Elizabeth Sadler loves to read and write adventure novels with fantasy elements. She holds an M.A. in English Literature from George Mason University, as well as an M.F.A. in writing popular fiction from Seton Hill University and has been published in New Myths and Separate Worlds. She currently resides in Athens, Georgia, where she teaches British Literature to unsuspecting seniors. This is Elizabeth’s first year as a Summer Academy Instructor.

What you need for camp/program: 

Students are asked to bring laptops to class. Summer Academy at UGA is not responsible for keeping track of students' personal belongings, and is not liable for anything that gets lost or broken. If you are not able to bring a laptop, let us know at questions@georgiacenter.uga.edu and we will work with you to provide a laptop. We will have notebooks and pens available for use, but students are welcome to bring their own writing notebooks to camp if they wish.

We recommend that all of our students bring a water bottle and small day bag to carry everyday items/supplies.

Our staff takes great care to provide everything your child needs for their camp’s specific needs. Please look for the camp outline for required program supplies in your parent information e-mail sent three weeks before your camp. Overnight supply lists will be included.