The role of the writer in society is under constant evolution, as technology and our global perspectives are in continual shift. In this day and age, it is not only important for our students to understand language in terms of grammar and vocabulary, but also how their ideas in written form can reflect these shifts.
At Voyagers’ Creative Writing camp, participants will be able to foster a bond between their words and ideas in an age when effectively communicating and advocating for oneself and others is absolutely vital.
Through the study of traditional, such as poetry, fiction, and playwriting, and more contemporary genres, such as graphic novels, personal essays, and blogs, students will be able to further hone their critical and creative minds for the present and, more importantly, the future.
Graphic Novels & Manga Workshop: From Astro Boy to Boy Wonder
Ages: 13 – 18
Mondays & Wednesdays, 9am-12pm, July 23 – August 17
“Manga as a means of helping to convince people to care for the world.”
– Osamu Tezuka
Open to any teen over the age of 13 with a POW!(erful) interest in learning how to create their own graphic novel or manga! Through discussion of several Japanese manga and Western graphic novelist, teens will gain a sense of context to craft their visualizations. Special emphasis on the art behind storytelling through storyboards and drawing by both hand and computer techniques.
Memories & Memoirs: Creative Non-Fiction for Teens
Ages: 11 – 18
Mondays & Wednesdays, 1pm-4pm, July 23 – August 17
“Each of us is a book waiting to be written, and that book, if written, results in a person explained.”
– Thomas M. Cirignano
This camp will uncover contemporary trends in nonfiction writing: memoir, flash memoir, personal essay, literary journalism, travel/nature writing, letters, and more. Teens will learn how to remain true to their real-life story, characters, and plot. We will study some examples and learn how to write our very own creative nonfiction.
Writing for Screen, Television, & Stage for Teens – Camp Filled. Registration Closed for New Campers.
Ages: 13 – 18
Mondays & Wednesdays, 9am-12pm, June 25 – July 20
“The script is what you’ve dreamed up–this is what it should be. The film is what you end up with.”
Open to curious teens who wish to create stronger dialogue, storytelling, and direction through screenplays/plays. Teens will learn how to write effective dialogue, properly format a script, create engaging characters, and develop a plot brimming with thematic elements. Field trips to movies/local plays will help foster these skills!
We Real Cool: Poetry & Prose Workshop for Teens – Camp Filled. Registration Closed for New Campers.
Ages: 11 – 18
Mondays & Wednesdays, 1pm-4pm, June 25 – July 20
“Poetry is above all a concentration of the power of language, which is the power of our ultimate relationship to everything in the universe.”
Daily writing prompts are influential for igniting creative minds in more ways than writing alone! Teens will be focused on their community with notepad in hand to understand inspiration, detail, and the world around them. Students will have at least ONE finalized piece ready for publication, either as poetry or prose, through lesson, workshop, and conversation.