Programs for Students
Summer 2018 Youth Writing Camp
On June 27, 2018, several NWP TCs hosted more than 50 students in grades 4-9 for Youth Writing Camp at KSU. Led by TCs Tammy Anfang, Sherri Ball, Aleesha Bradick, Angie Briggs, and Ann Hagedorn, the day consisted of breakout sessions designed to give the campers opportunities to share their voices in creative ways.
Each TC led a creative writing session with a different focus, including "awesome" stories, deeply felt personal narratives, marketing pieces, and flash fiction. Aleesha's groups turned to the Kent State University Museum for inspiration. Campers were able to present their pieces in Quaker Sessions throughout the day, as well as in a digital camp anthology to share with their families. The day ended with students chalking their favorite lines or quotes on the entrance ramp to White Hall.
Eager writers came from near and far (as distant as West Virginia!) to participate in the Youth Writing Camp, and our student feedback was encouraging.