Poetry Camp

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Edgar Allen Poe once defined poetry as “the Rhythmical Creation of Beauty.” If you’ve ever wondered about the mystery of poetry or how authors create rhythm and music with just a few simple words, join us for a week unraveling the beauty of language. We’ll master metaphors, capture cadence, and rule rhyme. Each day will include a combination of hands-on activities that help us develop details and use figurative language like a pro! We’ll spend time playing games with language, doing workshops with our fellow writers, and of course, writing. By the end of the week, everyone in the program will have a short collection of poems to share. Learning to create rhythm in writing is a tool every writer needs in their toolbox, so even though we’ll focus mostly on poetry, this camp is for writers of all genres and skill levels. No prior writing or camp experience required.

Ages: 13-17

Course Number:

92045

Course Date:
Monday, June 22, 2020 to Friday, June 26, 2020
Course Date Info:

Day and Overnight Options Available
8:30am-3:30pm
Extended Day (Pool) 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. 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

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: 

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.