SUMMER 2018 KID & TEEN WRITING CLASSES

Welcome to Summer 2018 Writing Classes for Teens and Young Writers at Writing Workshops Dallas! We're happy you've found us. Our belief is that anyone, no matter their age, has the ability to write a compelling story and deepen their understanding of the craft of writing. During our intensive one-week summer courses designed exclusively for teens and young writers, we focus on creating artful writing so that each student can leave the course with a greater understanding of how stories are made, from imagination, to writing, to revision. We want our teen and young writers to learn how to prize the sentence and the story, and so we also focus on generating new work each day over the course of the week. It is a fast-paced, exciting five days led by Amber Royer, whose debut novel Free Chocolate has been named one of Barnes & Noble's 25 Debuts to Watch for in 2018! Amber spent five years as a youth librarian where she organized teen writers' groups and teen writing contests, and also had the privilege of writing part of the original classroom-use materials for NaNoWriMo's Young Writer's Program. With two different sessions to choose from, we hope you'll join us for one of these week-long writing adventures!

Before completing your purchase, you must first receive enrollment confirmation using the Register button below each course description to ensure there is still room in the summer class. Refund Policy: included in the price of each multi-week workshop is a $100 non-refundable enrollment fee, required for all multi-week workshops. If a student drops a multi-week workshop up to 5 days before the class starts, all but the enrollment fee will be refunded. After the 5-day grace period, there are no refunds, and students will be required to pay the full course fee. We have this refund policy because we keep our classes intentionally small. Dropping a class at the last minute or after the class starts means that someone else who wanted to be in the class cannot participate, and so we don't offer refunds after the 5-day grace period. For a writing workshop to function, enrolled students must be dedicated to the class.

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TEEN WRITERS | YOUNG WRITERS

TEEN FICTION CLASSES

SUMMER SESSION I

Week-Long Fiction Writing for Teens - Class Begins Monday, June 25, 2018

CLASS IS FULL - SEE SESSION II BELOW

This is a workshop-style class in fiction writing, designed to provide a peer environment for teenage writers (Grades 9-12). Led by Amber Royer, whose debut novel Free Chocolate has been named one of Barnes & Noble's 25 Debuts to Watch for in 2018, the class is designed to springboard teens who want to pursue writing as either a hobby or a potential career to a better understanding of how fiction is put together, and what opportunities they have to share it.  Each day we will focus on craft and discuss published work, though the central focus of each class meeting will be the creation and subsequent discussion of student work. Student fiction will be workshopped in a supportive, respectful, and constructively critical environment with the goal of improving an individual's voice and vision for their piece via traditional elements of craft.

This is a hands-on class, and the student will be able to take away with them a series of completed flash fiction pieces.

Instructor Amber Royer's debut Science Fiction novel, Free Chocolate (June 2018), was named one of Barnes & Noble SFF Blog’s 25 Debuts to Watch for in 2018!

Fee: $375

  • Amber Royer, Instructor
  • Enrollment limit: 10 students
  • Meets Monday - Friday 1 PM to 4 PM / June 25, 2018 to June 29, 2018
  • Class meets at The Foundry Club at Mockingbird Station: 5307 E. Mockingbird Ln / Dallas, TX / 75206

Before completing your purchase, you must first receive enrollment confirmation using the Register button below to ensure there is still room in the class.

SUMMER SESSION II

Week-Long Fiction Writing for Teens - Class Begins Monday, July 23, 2018

4 SPOTS REMAIN OPEN

This is a workshop-style class in fiction writing, designed to provide a peer environment for teenaged writers (Grades 9-12). Led by Amber Royer, whose debut novel Free Chocolate has been named one of Barnes & Noble's 25 Debuts to Watch for in 2018, the class is designed to springboard teens who want to pursue writing as either a hobby or a potential career to a better understanding of how fiction is put together, and what opportunities they have to share it.  Each day we will focus on craft and discuss published work, though the central focus of each class meeting will be the creation and subsequent discussion of student work. Student fiction will be workshopped in a supportive, respectful, and constructively critical environment with the goal of improving an individual's voice and vision for their piece via traditional elements of craft.

This is a hands-on class, and the student will be able to take away with them a series of completed flash fiction pieces.

Instructor Amber Royer's debut Science Fiction novel, Free Chocolate (June 2018), was named one of Barnes & Noble SFF Blog’s 25 Debuts to Watch for in 2018!

Fee: $375

Before completing your purchase, you must first receive enrollment confirmation using the Register button below to ensure there is still room in the class.

YOUNG WRITERS FICTION CLASSES

SUMMER SESSION II

Week-Long Fiction Writing for Young Writers - Class Begins Monday, July 23, 2018

9 SPOTS REMAIN OPEN

This is a hands-on class in fiction designed to introduce young writers (Grades 4-7) to basic concepts in writing craft.  Led by Amber Royer, whose debut novel Free Chocolate has been named one of Barnes & Noble's 25 Debuts to Watch for in 2018, the class is designed to get students comfortable with writing down stories and help them learn to communicate more clearly.  Each day students will write stories based on a variety of prompts, look at different genres of literature and what makes each so exciting, and learn the basics of what makes a story work.  They will also have the opportunity to share their work with the class. This will be done in a supportive, respectful, and constructively critical environment with the goal of getting them excited about how writing can connect them to others. 

This is a hands-on class, and the student will be able to take away with them a notebook of work and ideas.

Instructor Amber Royer's debut Science Fiction novel, Free Chocolate (June 2018), was named one of Barnes & Noble SFF Blog’s 25 Debuts to Watch for in 2018!

Fee: $375

  • Amber Royer, Instructor
  • Enrollment limit: 10 students
  • Meets Monday - Friday 10 AM to 12:30 PM / July 23, 2018 to July 27, 2018
  • Class meets at Herb's House Coffee Company / 5622 Dyer St. Suite 100 Dallas, TX 75206

Before completing your purchase, you must first receive enrollment confirmation using the Register button below to ensure there is still room in the class.