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Kids Put Pen to Paper This Summer at SU

June 8, 2007

SELINSGROVE, (Pa.) - Imaginative elementary and middle school students can create their own literary masterpieces this summer during the 2007 Junior Writers' Workshop at Susquehanna University. Designed for students who have completed grades 3 through 8, the workshop teaches students the creative writing process, and in conjunction with age-appropriate computer illustration and word-processing, guides them in the creation of an original story. The cost is $145 per student.

Three week-long sessions will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. between July 30 and August 17. The first session, for students who have completed grades 7 and 8, will be held Monday through Friday, July 30 to August 3. The second session will be held Monday through Friday, August 6 to August 10, for students who have completed grades 5 and 6. The third session is for students who have completed grades 3 and 4, and will be held Monday through Friday, August 13 to August 17. Sessions are limited to 15 students each.

During the workshop, attention will be given to spelling, grammar, punctuation and sentence structure through individual and small-group instruction. However, the focus of the workshop is not to produce a polished final story but rather to nurture students in the writing process and help them move their talents and abilities forward in a positive direction.

Experience with computers and familiarity with word processing is recommended. All sessions will be held on the Susquehanna University campus. Early drop-off is available each day between 7:45 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. for a fee of $15 per student.

Contact: Victoria Kidd
570-372-4119

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