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Monday - Thursday 1:00 pm EST - 2:30 pm EST July 12 to July 15, 2021
Online via Zoom
The Supernatural Summer KidsWriting Workshop will focus 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 fantasy, science fiction, mystery, fabulism, and horror.
This is a 4-day workshop; individual session registration is not available and missed dates cannot be refunded. Required workshop materials: Zoom access and preferred writing supplies (ex: pencil/pen and paper, MS Word, or any online document editing software, like Google Docs).
Designed for young writers, ages 9-12.
NOTE: Please include the following information about the student taking the course in the “Notes” field at checkout: student’s name, grade level, and email address.
Each year The Center for Fiction offers KidsWrite Fellowships for young adults in need of financial assistance. To apply to be a 2021 Summer KidsWrite Fellow, please click here. The deadline to apply for a KidsWrite Fellowship is 11:59pm ET on June 12, 2021.
Nancy R. Lambert
Nancy R. Lambert
Nancy R. Lambert (she/her) is a speculative fiction author from New York City who has written and ghostwritten more than 40 books for young readers. As N.R. Lambert, her short fiction appears in Don’t Turn Out the Lights: A Tribute to Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, PseudoPod, and Lovecraft Mythos. She’s also written for Entertainment Weekly, TIME, and LIFE. She was a 2019 U.S. National Park Service Artist-in-Residence at Fire Island National Seashore. In addition to her work as a pop culture author and freelance copywriter, she volunteers with Read Ahead and 826NYC. To learn more, visit NancyRLambert.com.
About this series
Summer Workshops for Young Writers
Part of The Center for Fiction's KidsWrite programming, our Summer Workshops for Young Writers offer online courses in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction to ages 9-12 and 13-18. The workshops are led by highly qualified writers and educators with many years of classroom teaching experience. Participants will grow as writers in a fun and engaging environment and have the opportunity to share and perform their work online, leaving their workshops with a sense of fulfillment and accomplishment.