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Hamline invites high school & college-bound students to week-long creative writing camp


Know a high school student who aspires to be an author? Hamline University has created a program to help young writers find their voices early on.

Hamline is offering a creative writing day camp for area high school and college bound students, ages 15-18. The day camp takes place the week of June 20-24 from 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Hamline University’s scenic Saint Paul campus.

Students will enjoy in-depth instruction from accomplished, pub­lished authors of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfic­tion each morning and afternoon mini-courses in writing, book arts, and literary maga­zine production with alumni and graduate students of Hamline University’s Graduate School of Liberal Studies.

While creative writing is often viewed as a solitary art, the sense of community for a writer, especially a young writer, is invaluable and empowering,” Dean of the Graduate School of Liberal Studies Mary Rockcastle said. “So are developing your writing skills and growing in confidence. At Hamline we are committed to all three: creating community, developing writing skills, and fostering confidence. We are excited to share this tradition with area high school students.”

A field trip exploring our literary Twin Cities, a panel discussion with published authors, and a concluding student reading and celebration are all a part of this creative writing experience.

The cost is $400 for the week, including lunch each day. Interested students must register by April 15, 2011! To learn more and sign up, visit the Young Writers registration page.