It is a good thing that I believe in words or words could not describe how much fun this is. My 7 to 9 year olds are writing a Bio-electronic play (the characters are bio-electronic) at one table while another table of young writers are getting all the heroines of fairy tales together for a feminist revolution. Below I am posting one of the first drafts from a student named Angela.  We have a “Best So Far” award that has been very difficult to decide. There is also a play called Harry Plotter, which, as you might guess, is a parody of the famous books by J.K. Rowling.

A Short Story About Me

My name is Angela Momizovska, and I’m 14 years old. I was born on 31st of December 1993 in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. I live in a house with my mom, my dad, my sister, my granny and my aunt. I’m a scout in IPO Jadran 0 Skopje. We sometimes go camping. There, we meet a lot of new friends, we hang out together and we have a lot of fun. All the scouts love camping.

My favorite holiday is New Year’s, not because my birthday in on New Year’s, though. I love the atmosphere, the mood. It’s even better when it’s snowing on New Year’s Eve. It’s the perfect view. I like foreign languages. My favorite foreign language is English. I especially like the British accent; it’s very interesting. I’d like to study in an English university.

I also like sports. My favorite sports are volleyball, tennis, and football.  I’ve played volleyball for almost four years. It fills me and makes me happy.

There are many important things in life, but one of the most important things is happiness. I think people should do what makes them happy and not to try to be happy with what they do.

by Angela, age 14

There are news reporters coming in and out of our summer camp at an amazing pace. Apparently Creative Writing is either a very old or a very new notion here in Macedonia. We work again tomorrow and I will try to write in the morning as we have a busy schedule in the afternoon. The children are very, very happy that they are in the program. The administrators seems amazed at how well things have gone, and I am having a great time. It is wonderful to teach in a library surrounded by books. This morning I wandered into a collection of 19th century books and realized that I had walked into the library before the librarians!

I had a great time in the market before class buying my food for dinner. You should see the tiny pears and peaches. I should write more about the new things that I have never seen before.

Camp is….?  Camp is for the Campers, yes, but it is also Camp for me.

Much Love, Merrilee, on the Macedonian Express

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