Sep 8-12 , 9:00am - 12:00pm
Ages* guideline: 9+
LitWits is an approved vendor for Ocean Grove Charter School.
Since 2010 our unique sensory methods have shown kids the power and joy of reading great stories – so they’ll learn without trying, and want to read more! In 2013 we introduced StoryWriting Camp, showing kids the power and joy of writing their OWN stories. What masterpieces they wrote – and with such pride!
StoryWriting Camp is back this fall to inspire young writers with:
• sensory props from great stories: sounds, tastes, odors, objects, and images
• inspiring excerpts by masterful storytellers
• fun activities that show why certain techniques work
• engaging art projects that connect us to our own characters and stories
While having all that hands-on fun, we’ll learn
• narrative arc components and pacing
• powerful description techniques
• how to effect mood and tone
• interesting characterization methods
• how to increase and resolve tension
• intriguing metaphors and similes
• emulation of the masters
• the power of our own voices
* Please don't let this age guideline scare you off. If your younger child can read and write and wants to attend, s/he's very welcome and will do just fine! Our activities are geared to accommodate a range of ages simultaneously. There is no pre-reading for this camp; we'll just be reading short excerpts we hand out in the workshop, as models and inspiration.
Note: Fee includes all supplies and materials. If your plans change, please let us know by August 31st, and we'll gladly issue a full refund.
Making great books a memorable, hands-on experience for kids!
Workshops for ages 7+ and ages 10+
(click on the event to see the breakout times)
We also offer lit-based writing camps and teen Master Classes
It's amazing what kids can pick up while they're "just" having fun! Getting inside a story in sensory ways leads to incidental, natural learning.
Our workshops are joyful immersions in the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and feel of a single pre-read book. Learning happens through prop-based discussion and creative activities.
LitWits is FUN - and leaves kids craving more great books!
Becky & Jenny
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