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Summer Workshops for Young Writers

Supernatural Summer KidsWrite Workshop with Nancy Lambert


4 Meetings

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Monday–Thursday 1:00 pm EDT - 2:30 pm EDT July 17 to July 20, 2023

Online via Zoom

Each year The Center for Fiction offers KidsWrite Scholarships for young adults in need of financial assistance. To apply for a 2023 Summer KidsWrite Scholarship, please click here. The deadline to apply for a KidsWrite Scholarship is 11:59pm ET on June 1, 2023.

Designed for young writers, ages 9-12, our Supernatural Summer KidsWrite Workshop returns for 2023, focusing on fostering creativity and confidence in a fun, encouraging environment over the course of four days. As we write supernatural short stories, we’ll explore key elements of genre fiction, including character, dialogue, setting, and world building. We’ll also discuss revision strategies, practice reading our work to others, and review techniques for giving and receiving feedback.

Each session will include interactive presentations, story prompts, writing sprints, and opportunities to share our creative challenges and triumphs. The supernatural theme is open to interpretation through all genres, including (but not limited to) fantasy, science fiction, mystery, fabulism, and horror.

Required Workshop Materials:
Preferred writing supplies (ex: pencil/pen and paper, MS Word, or any online document editing software, like Google Docs) 


Led by

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    Nancy Lambert

    Nancy Lambert

    Nancy Lambert (she/her) is a speculative fiction author from New York City. As N.R. Lambert, her stories have appeared or are forthcoming in several publications and anthologies, including Lightspeed, Vastarien, The Modern Deity’s Guide to Surviving Humanity, and Don’t Turn Out the Lights: A Tribute to Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. She’s also written articles and essays for TIME, LIFE,, and Entertainment Weekly. In 2019, she was a U.S. National Park Service Artist-in-Residence at Fire Island National Seashore. In addition to her work as a writer, pop culture author, and freelance copywriter, she volunteers with students at 826NYC and Read Ahead. In addition to her workshops at The Center for Fiction, she also teaches creative writing workshops for teens and young writers at conferences and libraries. Learn more at