Walking and Writing With Nature
Writers meet at a central location at Texas State University each day. From there, we walk, talk, study different types of sciences outdoors, and find places and experiences to write about like so many writers have before us.
Our living classroom is the outdoors at the beautiful
university campus, and possibly, natural history collection at
the Meadows Center. This would also allow you, young
writers, to know more about your own backyards in Central
Texas. Ultimately, you will create a relationship with the
outdoors that you may never have experienced before.
July 5-8; 8 am to 12 noon
High Five! Let sight, sound, taste, texture and smell bring your writing to life! In this sensory-based exploration of creative writing, participants will engage in a variety of writing prompts and exercises designed to stimulate the five senses and unlock the imagination.
Next, we’ll explore how sensory rich images, metaphors, and details can transform our poems, short stories, scripts and screenplays, graphic novels, memoirs, and journal writing from the ordinary to the extraordinary!
July 5-15; 10 am to 1 pm
The Revision Project!
Writers will compete (against themselves) for a chance to see just what they’re capable of when it comes to revision. With each session, you will get a daily challenge that you must incorporate into your writing. Will your writing maintain your message and style while meeting the challenge requirements? That’s the goal! Our panel of judges (bloggers, writing teachers, professors, and journalists) will provide feedback to guide writers along the way. This camp will expose the infinite possibilities you have for your pieces, so everyone will leave equipped to take on the writing challenges ahead with ease — assignments and beyond!
July 6-17; 9 am to 12 noon
Magic, Monsters and Mysteries!
Build your own world using the power of your imagination and your writing and drawing tools! We will learn habits and strategies that will help us see our world as writers, find a topic, collect ideas, and create our own stories in impossible worlds.
As we create our own works, we will also learn to read as writers and study authors who have created our favorite fantasy worlds.
July 5-13; 9 am to 12 noon