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Urban Ink AM 2017 Grades 7-9

June 12, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Meets daily June 12th-16th. This camp is for kids going into 7th – 9th grade. Camp meets Monday through Friday from 9am – 12 pm each day. Explore cityscapes, coffee shops, public art, and urban life in Boise’s downtown. A professional teaching-writer from The Cabin will be your guide as you find inspiration to write original short stories with unique characters and settings, and create super-alive poems rooted in observation.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.

Downtown adventures in short fiction & poetry.

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Foci for Student Learning:

  • Reading literary texts critically to learn about craft
  • Using the urban landscape as inspiration to write
  • Develop the fundamentals of poetry: line/stanza/structure, image and detail, sound, figurative language
  • Develop the fundamentals of fiction: character, setting, scene, instruction and dialogue, plot, theme and meaning
  • Investigating the role of the writer: that writing is work, takes time, affects the public space
  • Responding to what works in one another’s work
  • Offering constructive critique for peer’s work towards revision
  • Revising for publication

Essential Questions Students Will Investigate:

  • What inspires writers? What inspires you?
  • What is your taste in reading? How can you write what you want to read?
  • What does it mean to be a writer?
  • Why do we write about the city? What kind of citizen is a writer?
  • How does writing about the city change you? How does writing about the city change the city?
  • Why is there a difference between poems and stories?
  • What makes stories and poems work?
  • Why do people make art?

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


June 12, 2017
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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801 S. Capitol Blvd
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