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Write On! 2023 6th – 8th Grade Summer Camp

July 17, 2023 @ 12:30 pm - July 21, 2023 @ 4:30 pm EDT

Session 1: Rising 6th – Rising 8th Graders
Day: Monday-Friday, July 17–July 21, 2023
Time: 12:30 – 4:30 PM
Cost: $230 on or before 5/19/2023, $250 on or after 5/20/2023

In this week-long writing workshop, we will read and discuss a variety of published stories, poems, and songs, and explore a wide range of writing prompts and exercises. We will also engage in activities around town to spark inspiration and creativity, and learn many of the tools and techniques used in both poetry and prose. Throughout the week you will have the opportunity to share ideas, work on something you have already started or begin something new, get feedback, and refine your work. Join us on this writing adventure!

Limit: 10 students. At the end of the writing camp session, we’ll have a reading for parents and friends.

Instructor Bio:

Erin James has taught English and Creative Writing for more than a decade, and she is currently pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing at Antioch University. In addition to working with students at WriterHouse for the past ten years, she has been both a student and teacher at UVa’s Young Writers Workshop, and a judge for the Writer‘s Eye Creative Writing Contest hosted by the University of Virginia’s Fralin Museum of Art for the past ten years. She has attended two week-long workshops for Teachers as Writers at Bard College’s Institute for Writing and Thinking, and last summer received an author fellowship to attend the Martha’s Vineyard Institute for Creative Writing. Before she began teaching, she studied Journalism and English at New York University and received her undergraduate degree in English from the University of Virginia. In addition to writing, Erin loves reading, hiking, practicing and teaching yoga, cooking, being outside, traveling, and spending time with her partner, sons Noah and Jacob, and friends.

Register by Mail: Print and complete this 2023 Write On! Camp registration form and mail it with check to the address on the form.

Register Online via PayPal*:

Registration Fee
Child’s Name
School & Grade

*PayPal prices are slightly higher to cover processing fees. If registering by PayPal, you must print the registration form to complete a permission slip that must be returned for your camper to participate. 


July 17, 2023 @ 12:30 pm EDT
July 21, 2023 @ 4:30 pm EDT
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Erin James


508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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