Wednesday, July 22, 2020
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
HUDSON VALLEY RISING WRITERS Creative Writing Camp
Youth writing workshops for students entering Middle school (Grades 5-8)
Four Wednesdays in July
July 1, 8, 15, 22
Hudson Valley Writers Center via Zoom
$80 residents, $90 non-residents
We are excited to welcome writer Amy Holman to lead the workshops!
Amy Holman is the author of Wrens Fly Through This Opened Window (Somondoco Press, 2010), and Wait for Me, I’m Gone, winner of the 2004 Dream Horse Press Annual Poetry Prize. Poems have also been in The Best American Poetry 1999, The Westchester Review, Gargoyle, Failbetter, Barrow Street, American Letters & Commentary, and Archaeology Magazine. She has been a guest poet for The Masters School 10th grade trip to the Ossining Weir, The Hudson School 7th & 8th graders in Hoboken, and the Putnam County Arts Council poetry workshop. As a literary consultant she’s been a guest speaker at colleges, universities, conferences and literary centers, including annually at the Bread Loaf Conference since 1995. Her essays have appeared in magazine columns, anthologies, and literary journals. She lives in Brooklyn.
Virtual Environmental Writing
In partnership with the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center, campers will be encouraged to get outside (with masks of course!) while putting pencil to paper. Multi-genre writing workshops in a live virtual format will look at the advantages and disadvantages of life during the pandemic, empowering writers to consider different perspectives, such as the positive impact on the climate, a new appreciation for nature, and how they might draw attention to the environment through their writing. Workshops will also provide an opportunity for young writers to express their feelings of being away from friends and confined inside their homes during this challenging time.
Starting at 1pm each day of the session, writers will meet with writer Amy Holman in a live 40 minute workshop session, then break to put pen to paper, then return at 3:15pm for a check back and review/recap of their work for the day,
concluding at 4pm.
Writers are encouraged to get OUTSIDE while they write!
In this multi-genre creative writing course for 5th-8th graders, students will engage in generative writing exercises and activities; read and discuss contemporary work by young writers; and practice providing feedback to their peers in a safe, positive environment. During fun, exploratory, and engaging weekly sessions, students will work toward producing a final portfolio of their own original poetry and prose. A culminating reading will be open to friends and family during the last hour of the final class session.
Pay on-line through the Parent Portal or Mail payment to:
Summer Arts Camp, Att: Creative Writing Camp
200 N. Broadway
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
*Please indicate on the form if you are in need of a scholarship. Tarrytown Arts Camp does its best to provide financial aid to students in need!
check payable to UFSD of the Tarrytowns
Please write camper’s name on check.
Registrations are not accepted through HVWC.
Event Location and Ticket Information
Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Times: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Presenter: Hudson Valley Writers Center
Presenter Phone: 9143325953