Creative Writing Camp
For rising 10th, 11th, 12th, and just graduated seniors
June 14-18, 2021; 10:00-12:30pm
All classes are virtual.
In this week-long virtual creative writing camp, high school-age writers will get the chance to explore their identities and imaginations.
Each day will focus on a different topic and genre:
-Imagining a world: fantasy and sci fi
-Keeping it real: personal essay
-Creating a character: realistic fiction
-Speaking your truth: poetry and slam poetry
-What about plot: young adult fiction and fanfiction
Each day, we will read examples of published work, have a mini-lesson, breakout for time to work on a writing prompt that explores identity or imagination, and come back to share our work and exchange encouragement and feedback. The week will end in an open mic. This is a great way for teen writers to develop their creative voices, make friends, share their work, and receive individual feedback to help them grow their strengths as writers. You'll finish the week with a couple fully-finished pieces, loads of ideas for future projects, and a community of fellow creators. No previous creative writing experience required.
Meet Your Instructor
Maya Mahony graduated from Stanford with a degree in English and creative writing and will attend the Iowa Writers' Workshop for an MFA in fiction writing this coming fall. Her stories and poems have been published in The Antigonish Review, Scrivener Creative Review, Anser Journal, BALLOONS Lit. Journal, Collision Literary Journal, Ambrosia Feminist Zine, the Stanford Daily, the Leland Quarterly, and Terrain.org. She has three years of experience tutoring writing and plans to become a teacher in the future.