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July 2021

World Building for Social Justice

July 12 @ EST 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Member Price: $125 SummerWrite Week 1 July 12 - 16 5 Sessions, 3 hours Ages: 12 - 14 Deadline to Register: July 5, 11:59 pm Instructor: Melissa Michal Slocum Are you passionate about important social topics and silenced issues? Can you see robots taking over the world, or creatures trying to steal each other’s land? Science fiction and fantasy are generative spaces for social justice dialogue. Considering such writers as Octavia Butler, N.K. Jemisin, and Margaret Atwood, we will be…

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Magical Doorways & Portals

July 12 @ EST 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$70

Member Price: $63 SummerWrite Week 1 July 12 - 16 5 Sessions, 1.5 hours Ages: 6 - 8 Deadline to Register: July 5, 11:59 pm Instructor: Alexa Scott-Flaherty When we’re young, stories, books, and poems are our first doorway into a magical world. This camp celebrates exploring our imaginations and imaginary worlds. By engaging with such stories as Malcolm Mitchell’s “The Magician’s Hat,” Mac Barnett’s “Extra Yarn,” Grace Lin’s “A Big Mooncake for Little Star,” Nancy Tupper-Ling’s “The Yin-Yang Sisters”…

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Young Activists: Be the Change

July 12 @ EST 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Member Price: $125 SummerWrite Week 1 July 12 - 16 5 Sessions, 2.5 hours Ages: 8 - 11 Deadline to Register: July 5, 11:59 pm Instructor: Almeta Whitis Do you think one person can change the world? What about a kid or a young adult? Think of Greta Thunberg, Malala Yousafzai, Amanda Gorman. These  are only a few of the young people who, by charging the air with their voices and putting pen to paper, are changing our world. You,…

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Build-A-Book

July 12 @ EST 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$185

Member Price: $165 SummerWrite Week 1 July 12 - 16 5 sessions, 4 hours with lunch 12 pm-1 pm Ages: 10 - 13 Deadline to Register: July 5, 11:59 pm Instructor: Tracy Cretelle So you want to write a book, but you need a plan? Learn how to plot a book chapter by chapter, taking your great idea and turning it into a juicy plot. We’ll access resources from a variety of arts & cultural organizations, and observe how ordinary…

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Hogwarts Express: Harry’s First Four years

July 12 @ EST 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$180

Member Price: $160 SummerWrite Week 1 July 12 - 16 5 Sessions, 2.5 hours Ages: 8 - 10 Deadline to Register: July 5, 11:59 pm Instructor: Chris Fanning Immerse yourself in Harry Potter’s world! This workshop is for young wizards and witches who haven’t yet read the full series. With dramatic read-alouds, creative projects, and visits from special professors, students will dig into the first four books of the series in a supportive environment. Using the Floo Network, we’ll Zoom…

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Creating Diverse and Inclusive Characters

July 12 @ EST 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Member Price: $125 SummerWrite Week 1 July 12 - 16 5 Sessions, 3 hours Ages: Teens Deadline to Register: July 5, 11:59 pm Instructor: Melissa Michal Slocum Are you passionate about important social dialogues? Do you want to incorporate a more diverse and inclusive range of characters, but aren’t sure how? We will discuss important strategies for writing characters outside your own experiences in ways that are respectful and aimed at understanding multiple perspectives and ways of being. Feel free…

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Start Your Story

July 12 @ EST 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$70

Member Price: $63 SummerWrite Week 1 July 12 - 16 5 Sessions, 1.5 hours Ages: 6 - 8 Deadline to Register: July 5, 11:59 pm Instructor: Sarah Brown Are stories constantly running through your imagination? Get your ideas out of your head and onto paper! In this camp we will learn what makes a good story by exploring such essential elements as character, plot, setting, conflict, and more. In this welcoming and friendly virtual environment, we’ll learn, write, and share.…

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Here and Now: Writing Your Truth in Uncertain Times

July 12 @ EST 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Member Price: $125 SummerWrite Week 1 July 12 - 16 5 Sessions, 3 hours Ages: 12 - 14 Deadline to Register: July 5, 11:59 pm Instructor: Jessica Merrills We are living in a time of unprecedented reckoning. A global pandemic has turned our world upside down. More light is being shed on inequities and racial and social injustice. Through the ages, in times of uncertainty, people have turned to reading and writing to make sense of their experiences or to…

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