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Appalachian Writing Project offers summer writing camps

 
 
The Appalachian Writing Project at The University of Virginia's College at Wise is offering five summer writing camps for grades K-12 during the month of June. 
 
The Young Writers Program Summer Writing Camps will be conducted by teacher consultants from the Appalachian Writing Project of UVa-Wise and are sponsored by the Slemp Foundation. Locations and dates are as follows:
 
 
Dryden Elementary School
(Lee County, VA)
·  June 9-13, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
·  “Wild About Writing” (Grades 1-4) The focus will be on creativity and fun as kids create original poems and stories.
 
Bluefield College
(Bluefield, VA)
·  June 16-20, 8:45 – 12 p.m.
·  “Write for Your Life” (Grades 3-7 and 8-12) Grades 3-7 will explore journaling, defining 'home,' biography and folk tales. Grades 8-12 will address journaling, creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry performance and college writing.
 
John I. Burton High School
(Norton, VA)
·  June 16-20, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
·  “Write Around Norton” (Grades 5-7): Students will have fun exploring their community’s culture and history as they experiment with a variety of writing activities including poetry and travel guides.
 
Haysi High School
(Dickenson County, VA)
·  June 16-19, 8:15 – 12:30 p.m.
·  “Young Writers Camp: The Place Your Words Are Looking For” (Rising 8th graders): Students will explore word crafting and book arts.
 
Wise Primary School
(Wise County, VA)
·  June 16-20, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
·  “Wild About Writing” (Grades K-4): The focus will be on creativity and fun as kids create original poems and stories.
·  “Not Your Regular English Class” (Grades 5-8): Students will participate in unique individual and group writing projects using a variety of technology tools.
 
For more information on camps, contact Stephanie Cassell, program coordinator, at stephcass14@gmail.com or Amy Clark, project director, at aclark@virginia.edu.