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 2013 edition of the Young Writers Workshop, running July 14 - 18, 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, offering students the choice of two distinct tracks: creative writing and college-prep expository writing.
- Creative Writing Track - fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction
Overview: This track focuses on writing, reading and discussing works of short fiction and poetry. Students will write original works of short fiction and poetry, critique each other’s work, produce a portfolio, and do a reading for parents and classmates.
- Writing for College (JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit) - College-prep expository and persuasive writing
Overview: In summer 2013, this track will feature J.R.R.Tolkein’s The Hobbit. Students will read The Hobbit, analyze clips from the recent film, and study articles and reviews of both the book and film. This track gives students instruction and practice in writing essays typical of college work that will benefit them in their regular high school courses and prepare them for success in AP courses and in college.