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Young Writers Workshop

Young Writers Workshop

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Messiah College’s annual Young Writers Workshop is a summer writing program with residential and commuter options held on the scenic, suburban campus of Messiah College, located just 12 miles from Harrisburg, PA.

The 2015 edition of the Young Writers Workshop, running July 5 - 9, will foster an ongoing community of young writers entering grades 9 through 12. Through this enriching, summer writing camp environment students will learn to improve their skills as writers, thus promoting their success in high school and preparing them for success in college.

The Young Writers Workshop provides college-level writing skills development, with a particular focus on developing students capacities as creative writers, readers, and thinkers. All courses focus on writing, reading and discussing works of literature, with particular focus on fiction and poetry. Individual professors may focus their courses on different genres, with the ultimate goal of developing higher level abilities in writing. Students will write original creative works, critique the work of others, develop a writing portfolio, and participate in a public reading for peers and parents. Classes are divided by age group with some attention to experience and ability. Advanced and returning students may request to be placed in an upper level course.