Registration Open for Taylor University’s 2022 WORDshop Writing Camp

The Taylor University English Department invites students entering grades 4-12 to participate in WORDshop, a creative writing camp, July 18-22.

Organizers say the general camp will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and will provide students with a fun setting in which to play with words, genres and ideas that will help them develop their sense of voice and identity in as a writer. Throughout the week, students will engage with different authors, work to better understand their own writing process, and participate in guided writing times.

An advanced camp will be offered to students entering grades 7-12. This section will operate daily from 1-4 p.m. and will provide space for writers looking to dig deeper into current work or looking for focused writing time with support.

“Not only am I excited about WORDshop as an educator and camp director, [but] I am thrilled as a mother who has sent my children over the past few years and watched them grow as thinkers and writers,” said Dr. Carie King, Associate Professor of English at Taylor and Director of WORDshop. “This camp gives students who love to write the opportunity to grow as writers, to interact with other writers, to play with words and ideas, and to do so in a space that is supportive and offers feedback. constructive.”

King said the creators and teachers of WORDshop believe this type of writing provides students with an invaluable creative outlet that is not only fun, but also challenges students to think critically about the words and images they use when interpreting themselves and the world around them. by writing.

Camp sessions will be held at the university’s Reade Liberal Arts Center. King said students will have plenty of opportunities to get out of the classroom throughout the morning to get some fresh air and inspiration.

The cost of the camp is $75, which includes a t-shirt and a writer’s notebook. To register, visit the WORDshop website at www.wordshoptayloruniversity.wordpress.com. The deadline for registration is July 15.

Scott R. Banks