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 to 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.
Monday, June 6, 2022 to Friday, June 10, 2022
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Day and Overnight Options Available
UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
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 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. 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.
Day Camp - $440
None. This course is designed to accommodate both absolute beginners, and students who have prior writing experience.
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 fifth 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 second year as a Summer Academy Instructor.
A detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you two weeks before camp begins.