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The Workshop: Fiction, The Long and Short of It Grades 9-12 SOLD OUT

July 31, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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*Someone* needs to write the next great story—why not you?

Call The Cabin to be put on wait list for this class.

Camp meets July 31st-August 4th Monday through Friday from 9 am – 12 pm each day. This camp is for 9th – 12th graders. Don’t wait until National Novel Writing Month in November to get started on a new or existing piece of fiction! Whether you’re far along in the creation of a book or trying to work on a great new short piece, scene, or section, this camp caters to all stages of storytelling. You’ll use your supportive workshop as a laboratory, a space to work out ideas about character and plotting. Then, you’ll dive into writing major scenes, settings and dialogue with the goal of finishing a first chapter, scene, or story by the end of the week.


During the last half-hour of camp on Friday, family and friends are invited to The Cabin for lemonade and a public reading of student writing.

Foci for Student Learning:

  • Analyze model texts’ use of language and structure to think, talk, and write about what makes a successful novel
  • Consider writing in the larger context of contemporary fiction
  • Write a substantive body of work (such as a novel chapter, or a completed short story)
  • Sharing work with peers out loud and in writing to learn how to participate in critique and collaborative revision
  • Articulate an artist’s statement about your project and your vision of what it means to be a writer

Our ticketing system charges a $4.50 convenience fee for each camp purchased online. To avoid this fee, register by phone: 208-331-8000.


July 31, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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