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Registration Type Price Fee Quantity
One child $295.00 $0.00
Two or more siblings
Please register ALL siblings using this option.
$275.00 $0.00
Using Ocean Grove funds Free $0.00

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Event Details

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

And more!

* 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.

Have questions about STORYWRITING CAMP? Contact LitWits Workshops


Campus of Vintage Faith Church (upstairs in the main office building)
350 Mission St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060


LitWits Workshops

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


From the LitWits experience of JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH by Jules Verne

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!


Happy reading!

Becky & Jenny



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