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Brave New Worlds: Fantasy and Sci-Fi (7th-9th) - Museum District

Writers in the Schools - Rice University at The Anderson-Clarke Center

Monday, June 16, 2014 - Friday, June 27, 2014
Rice University at The Anderson-Clarke Center 6100 Main HoustonTX  77005
Monday, June 16, 2014 - Friday, June 27, 2014
Rice University at The Anderson-Clarke Center 6100 Main HoustonTX  77005

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What's Included

Do you like to create new worlds? Do you like to bend time as your heroes travel to distant planets? Take your writing on a fantastic adventure this summer. Fantasy and science fiction are popular forms of writing, and our professional writers and teachers can help you develop techniques to make your work stronger. You’ll explore character development, writing dialogue, and vivid description of other worlds. You will investigate how heroes and heroines show up in all forms of mythology, literature, and popular culture. Whether your heroes are more like Katniss Everdeen or Harry Potter, you’ll learn how other-worldly settings and heroic journeys are crucial for crafting a successful, polished story. You can bring in stories you’ve already started, or you can create original work at camp. At the end of camp, you will present your work, and you will leave the workshop with an epic poem or short story. For students entering 7th through 9th Grade in the 2014 fall semester. Select one session for each child you are enrolling in camp. A sibling discount of $50 per additional child will be added at Check-Out.

About This Organizer

Everyone has a story to tell. For 30 years Writers in the Schools (WITS) has engaged children in the pleasure and power of reading and writing. WITS sends professional writers into 350 classrooms, awakening 23,000 children and teachers to the adventures of language each year. As the #1 arts education organization in Texas and the leader of an international movement for creative learning, WITS has a proven model of success, demonstrating a lasting impact on student writing skills, self-esteem, test scores, and creativity. WITS weaves together art and education in schools, libraries, museums, parks, hospitals, community centers, and summer camps.

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