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Daily Double

ages 8-15 (limit 18)

Join the staff of Dover’s longest-running newspaper. We put out an issue every day, and need reporters to create the articles, stories, quizzes, advice columns, political editorials, movie reviews, and sports updates that the entire camp will be talking about. Collaborate with friends and photographers for your more ambitious ideas. If you want a fast-paced environment where your work will reach hundreds of readers, then consider joining the ranks of this esteemed publication. (Period 1)

Instructor(s):Adrianna Brown

 

Short Story Workshop

ages 8-15 (limit 10)

A great short story can create a tiny universe, bring you into the mind of a unique character, or end with a plot twist that makes readers want to go back to the beginning and start again. In this class, we will write short fiction, getting guidance on every step of the process from brainstorming to publishing. Along the way, we will help you pursue your individual goals; are you trying to make people laugh? Cry? Think deep thoughts about the nature of existence? We can help you make that happen. (Period 1)

Instructor(s):Walker Anderson

 

Daily Double

ages 8-15 (limit 18)

Join the staff of Dover’s longest-running newspaper. We put out an issue every day, and need reporters to create the articles, stories, quizzes, advice columns, political editorials, movie reviews, and sports updates that the entire camp will be talking about. Collaborate with friends and photographers for your more ambitious ideas. If you want a fast-paced environment where your work will reach hundreds of readers, then consider joining the ranks of this esteemed publication. (Period 2)

Instructor(s):Walker Anderson

 

Playwriting

ages 8-15 (limit 12)

Learn to write a script and craft snappy, dramatic dialogue. Whether your dream project is a sci-fi epic, ridiculous comedy, or a musical about a Founding Father, we will give you the tools, feedback, and supportive fellow playwrights who will help you realize your vision. We’ll think about what makes a great scene, and how your play will be interpreted by a director. One of the best things about writing a script is that you get to hear your words performed, so we will end with a Festival Day reading where audiences can hear your masterpiece! (Period 3)

Instructor(s):Walker Anderson

 

Word Collage Madness

ages 8-15 (limit 12)

Do you love collage, but also love writing? Then this is the class for you! In Recycled Writing we will cut out words and phrases from newspapers, magazines, books and more and rearrange them to create our own stories. Whether you are a published author or are just beginning your writing career, everyone is welcome. Anything from poetry to short stories to haikus and even songs, we will do it all! Get your scissors and glue sticks ready because it’s collage time! (Period 3)

Instructor(s):Adrianna Brown

 

One-a-Day Writamin

ages 8-15 (limit 10)

A new project every day. Those excited to write funny, bizarre things will learn a variety of games and brainstorming activities to make writer’s block an endangered species. Write a poem about giraffes who play backgammon. Write a 1-page fake autobiography about what would happen if you could only say words beginning with the letter “P.” Write your fakest and realest secrets in sidewalk chalk, or in a jar, or hidden in a crawlspace. Don’t be limited by paper – the world is your notebook, and it’s time to experiment. (Period 5)

Instructor(s):Walker Anderson

 

Songwriting

ages 11-15 (limit 10)

Drawing inspiration from all genres, we will explore the art of songwriting from both a musical and lyrical perspective. We will learn about traditional and modern songwriters and use their music as models for our own songs, which we will arrange to be performed by our ensemble! Guitar/piano experience highly encouraged! (Period 5)

Instructor(s):Melissa Weikart

 

Big Book of Life

ages 8-15 (limit 12)

Discover all the ways in which a few pieces of paper bound together can be transformed into a lively work of art and self expression. In this class we will be making our own journals, books, physical manifestations of our minds, or whatever you choose to call it! We'll fill our journals with everything and anything imaginable: poetry, drawings, stories, dreams, flowers, links, fragments, glitter, dirt, and much more. Let it be personal, let it be public, let it be you! (Period 6)

Instructor(s):Natalie Tereshchenko