Junior Writers’ Workshop
The Junior Writers’ Workshop is designed for students who enjoy writing and would thrive on a full immersion in the writing process. Participants will use the creative writing process in conjunction with age-appropriate computer illustration and word-processing programs to create an original story. Attention will be given content/ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency and the basic conventions of writing through individual and small-group instruction.
The workshop’s focus will be on nurturing students to grow in the writing process and moving their individual talents and abilities forward in a positive direction, not on producing a polished, published final piece of work. In addition to trained instructors, Susquehanna creative writing majors work closely with junior writers to develop and extend their skills. The experience is interactive and designed to encourage confidence and communication skills in an engaging environment.
*Experience with computers and familiarity with word processing is recommended.
These workshops are open to students who have completed grades 3 through 5 during the week of July 29 - Aug. 2 and to students who have completed grades 6 through 8 during the week of Aug. 5 - 9. Sessions are held from 8:30 a.m. to noon daily.
Given the desire to provide a quality experience as well as the individualized nature of this workshop, each group is limited to 15 writers. Due to the developmental nature of this workshop and the customized experience, participants are encouraged to return on an annual basis.
Registration is now open, please see registration information.
Instructors: Kathryn Irwin Lentz and Wendy Hummel
Writers' Workshop Fees
$185 per student
Limited scholarships are available. Inquiries should be made through Susquehanna’s Office of Event Management at (570) 372-4354.
Kids’ College Registration Information
Registration will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. At the time of registration, full payment and completed application will be required to reserve a spot. A confirmation letter and Kids’ College details will be forwarded to each participant closer to the workshop date.
If it becomes necessary to withdraw your child prior to the start of the Kids’ College session, a $30 processing fee will be charged. There will be no refund once the Kids’ College session has begun.
Please Note: Susquehanna University reserves the right to cancel and/or modify the workshop content/schedule if it becomes necessary. Participants will be notified of any changes.