2018 Writing Camps
Writers in the Schools partners with universities, schools, and community centers to bring fun and engaging writing camps to Houston area students in grades K – 12. More locations and dates coming soon.
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In partnership with Rice University’s School Literacy and Culture, WITS offers the acclaimed Creative Writing Camp at 6 Houston campuses for students entering K-12 grades in fall 2018. Creative Writing Camp pairs talented, professional authors with experienced classroom teachers for a high-quality summer program that feeds the imagination.
In partnership with the University of Houston-Downtown, WITS offers one-week, full-day courses at locations across the Houston area. WritingCamp is the place for young writers looking to find or develop their voices. The courses include creative topics for 2nd through 6th graders, performance writing for 7th-10th graders, and essay writing for 10th-12th graders who are preparing to enter college. For more information contact: 713.221.8032.
In partnership with Duchesne Academy’s Heart of the Summer Program, students work with a professional writer, and the low teacher-student ratios ensure individual attention. Through grade level appropriate activities such as writing stories, poetry, essays, and plays, children develop new skills, stretch their creativity, and enjoy inspiration and mentoring from professional writers.Non-Duchesne families are welcome to attend. For more information contact: 713.468.8211, ext. 200.
In partnership with the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center Summer Camp, WITS provides camps helping students develop strong writing skills. At Camp WITS, students take part in hands-on activities that garner an understanding and command of writing, utilizing engaging exercises and lessons. Students use knowledge and abilities to create an anthology of short stories and poems. ERJCC membership is required to participate in camp programs. For more information contact: 713.551.7208.
If you turned your favorite story into a video game, what would it look like? In this design camp, you’ll use Gamestar Mechanic to bring your stories and poems to life. Dive into stories and artwork from India, China, and Japan, and discover how to weave stories like a pro!After demonstrating video game story-telling, WITS Professional writers will guide you in creating your own work. At the end-of-camp celebration, everyone will debut their projects.
Are you a writer who is inspired by images? A visual artist who can’t get enough of words? At this camp, you will work with professional writers and artists to create writing and art projects, such as designing photo-booth narratives, carving poems, dabbling in the world of zines, or composing inside a shadow box. You will also get to explore inspiring spaces like the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Glassell School, or the Contemporary Arts Museum. At the end of camp, you’ll invite your family to a celebration where you’ll get to display your polished piece of writing and art in a gallery exhibition of your work.