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Write On! Session I: 6th – 8th Grade Writing Workshop

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

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An event every day that begins at 12:30 pm, repeating until July 15, 2022

Instructor: Erin James
Cost: $220 on or before 4/14/2022, $240 on or after 4/15/2022
Session 1: Monday – Friday | July 11, 2022 – July 15, 2022  | 12:30-4:30 PM
Session 2: Monday – Friday | July 11, 2022 – July 15, 2022  | 12:30-4:30 PM

During this week, young writers will explore the craft and fun of creative writing through a variety of prompts, journaling, music, brainstorming, people-watching, and visits to nearby inspiring locations.  Modes of expression and experimentation will include poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and more!  Throughout the week, we will learn about and participate in various elements of the writing workshop process from start to finish, sharing and receiving ideas and refining our work. At the end of the week, each young writer will publish a piece in a journal of collected works from this exciting week of writing!

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

Erin James has taught English and Creative Writing for nearly a decade, and this will be her seventh summer working with students at WriterHouse. Additionally, 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 that is hosted by the University of Virginia’s Fralin Museum of Art for the past six years. She has attended two week-long workshops for Teachers as Writers at Bard College’s Institute for Writing and Thinking, and this 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 she ultimately 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 husband, sons Noah and Jacob, and friends.

Register by Mail: Print this 2022 Write On! Camp registration form and mail it with check or cash to the address on the form.

Register Online via PayPal*:

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


508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, 22902 United States
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