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Write On! 2024 Summer Writing Workshop for 6th – 8th Grades — This session is full!

July 15 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT

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Session 1: Rising 6th – Rising 8th Grades
Day: Monday-Friday, July 15–July 19, 2024
Time: 12:30 – 4:30 PM at WriterHouse
Cost: $240 on or before 4/30/2024; $260 on or after 5/1/2024

Unleash your creativity in this week-long writing workshop! You will have the freedom to write what you want (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, songs!) while also learning specific tools and techniques that are crucial to all types of writing. We will explore and discuss a variety of writing across genres, and use prompts and exercises to help you dive into your writing. We will also engage in activities around town to spark inspiration and creativity. Throughout the week you will have the opportunity to share ideas, work on something new or a work-in-progress, get feedback, and refine your work. Limit: 10 students.

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.

Registration is full. Email programs@writerhouse.org to be added to wait list for this session.


July 15
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Erin James


508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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