Thursday, September 15, 2011
Creative writing camp for high school students at USD Sept. 24
Teachers, administrators, and other educators are invited to nominate talented high school students for “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: A Creative Writing Camp,” to be held Saturday, September 24, 2011, at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion. The Dakota Writing Project (DWP), a local teachers' organization affiliated with the National Writing Project, and the Vermillion Literary Project (VLP), an award-winning student organization, are hosting the one-day camp, with assistance from Prairie Winds. The camp, which will run from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., includes workshops on short fiction, poetry, art-inspired creative writing, theatrical writing, revision, performance, and poetry slam, to be followed by a public reading in Farber Hall. No experience with creative writing is necessary. The registration fee includes a day of workshops, a camp t-shirt, lunch, break refreshments, and a copy of the VLP magazine. The regular registration fee is $60, but if students register by September 12, the fee is only $50. A limited number of reduced-fee scholarships based on financial need are available; email email@example.com for info. The registration form, workshop descriptions, and details are available at http://tinyurl.com/dwpcamp . (A poster for advertising the camp and the camp registration form are also attached to this email.) This is the sixth year of the Sorcerer’s Apprentice Camp. Last year, student writers from South Dakota, Iowa, and Nebraska participated in the camp. * * * * * * The Dakota Writing Project is a non-profit teachers’ organization that focuses on improving the teaching of writing through an invitational summer institute for teachers and a variety of other activities. For more information, visit http://connect.nwp.org/dakota-writing-project . The Vermillion Literary Project, a student organization at the University of South Dakota, publishes an annual literary magazine and hosts literary events for the university community and the general public. For more information, visit http://orgs.usd.edu/projlit.