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Percy Jackson’s Magic Pen | Ages: 8-12
July 11 @ EST 9:00 am - July 15 @ EST 4:00 pm$300
Percy Jackson is mighty with his sword; his creator, Rick Riordan, is mighty with his pen. Experiment with the writing methods Riordan uses to weave a siren spell. You will need to prepare by reading the first book of the series, The Lightning Thief. In class, we will mine it for models of how to develop vivid characters and hold readers across chapter breaks, and for the benefits of borrowing story elements from past literature. We’ll craft vivid descriptions and humorous wisecracks, similar to those in Percy’s narration. You’ll create your own Camp Half Blood adventure. Meanwhile, we’ll enjoy exploring ancient Greek culture: hear stories from myths and history, attempt a Greek poetic form, and examine Greek artifacts from museums around the world, including a field trip to our own Memorial Art Gallery. We also will look at how we still borrow from ancient Greece in our language, government, culture, architecture, and art—to see that ancient Greece lives on.
Percy Jackson’s Magic Pen, July 11 – July 15
Teaching Artist: Wendy Low
Location: Writers & Books
Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Price: Members $265 | General Public $300
Deadline To Register: July 5, 11:59 pm
Minimum Enrollment: 4
Maximum Enrollment: 8
Extended care is available, for an additional charge of $30. Please click here.
Cancellation: In the event that a camp must be cancelled due to low enrollment or other unforeseeable circumstances, you will be notified as far in advance as possible, generally 3-5 business days. A full refund will be issued.
Withdrawal: To withdraw, email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you withdraw at least 10 business days before the first day of camp, you will receive a full refund, minus a 15% administrative fee. If you withdraw between 5 and 9 business days before the first day of camp, you will receive a full refund, minus a 25% administrative fee. No refunds will be given for withdrawals after the above cited dates.