Poetry Camp

This camp is cancelled. Interested students should consider Creative Writing, Session C on June 15-19.

For our currently registered students, we will be contacting you directly via e-mail to see if you would like to transfer to one of our other camps being offered virtually. If not, we will process a full refund.

If you have questions about the new virtual camps, contact us at questions@georgiacenter.uga.edu.

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

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

Online camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.


Camp - $390


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: 

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 four weeks before your camp.