Camp for young writers scheduled for June at UTM
The Messenger 05.30.08 The University of Tennessee at Martin Office of Extended Campus and Continuing Education will host Young Writers Summer Camp June 16-20. “Young Writers Summer Camp” is slated from 9 a.m.-noon for children interested in writing, poetry, storytelling and more. The camp includes writing workshops, mini-lessons on content and editing strategies, writing response groups and one-to-one conferences with West Tennessee Writing Project Teachers. Teacher-led activities will begin at 9 a.m. to help develop and improve each child’s writing. A snack break is scheduled from 10:30-10:45 a.m. Following the break will be a creative writing session. Student pick-up begins at noon. The registration fee is $70 per camper, which includes a T-shirt, writing notebook and anthology of writing by campers. Students must register by June 6. The camp will end with a “celebration of writing” called Friends and Family Day. On Friday at 11 a.m., family and friends are invited to join the children’s writing groups to hear what the children have been writing during camp. For additional information about the Young Writers Summer Camp or WTWP, visit the WTWP Web site at www.utm.edu/wtwp or e-mail Brittan Sutherland, summer camp program director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. To register call ECCE at (731) 881-7081 or register online at www.utm.edu/departments/ecce/youthwriting/writingreg.php.