WRITING CAMPS AND PD DAY WORKSHOPS JUST FOR YOUTH
Have adventures! Think and write outside the box! Get on your feet and Explore This isn’t your average writing experience. Live what you write, play games, make friends, and have the time of your life with a pen in your hand (other writing implements welcome as well)!
PD DAYS 2019-2020
Join us for a fun, unique learning experience on your favourite subject when you’re not in school! We have all the best instructors who can guarantee you a great day.
Jan 31, 2020 – A Day of Dungeons and Dragons with Kim Firmston – pull up a chair, grab some dice, and let’s hide away from the cold winter with stories of bravery, boldness, and gold. Battle dragons, solve puzzles, and fight for glory with your friends. No experience or equipment needed to play this great Fantasy Role Playing Game. All grades and experience levels welcome. *If you wish to bring your own character, they should be at level 3-4 from Edition 5.
Feb 13, 2020 (Thurs during the teachers’ convention) Exploring New Ways to Write with Suzy Vadori
From Fantasy to Mystery, Graphic Novels to Poetry, we’ll explore different ways writers use words to entertain, and even try a hand at these formats ourselves. We’ll draw on games, writing prompts and a trip outdoors to inspire our activities. This camp is a great inspiration for avid readers and writers, opening up a world of possibilities.
March 23-27, 2020 Spring Camp
Spectacular Story Starters with Simon Rose
Writing Camp for ages 9-14 | 9 AM – 4 PM |$285 for Members / $345 for non-members
Every day is a new adventure!
Explore where ideas come from and how to turn them into stories, basic story structure, plot development, time travel stories, creating characters, developing dialogue, inventing futuristic technology, inventing your very own superhero and more to help develop creative writing ability.
MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS
Suzy Vadori is the Calgary Bestselling Author of The Fountain, and The West Woods, Books 1 and 2 of The Fountain Series, published by Evil Alter Ego Press. This fantastical Young Adult Series has received two Aurora Nominations for Best Young Adult Novel, as well as Five Stars from both Readers’ Favorite and San Francisco Review of Books. See her website HERE
Simon Rose is an author of science fiction and fantasy novels for children and young adults and several writing guides for both aspiring and established authors, including The Alchemist’s Portrait, The Sorcerer’s Letterbox, The Clone Conspiracy, The Emerald Curse, and more! See his website HERE
Kim Firmston is a real-life mutant – though one without any cool powers. When she’s not writing YA novels (Stupid, Boiled Cat, Creep Con, and more), plays, or cursing obvious villain mistakes, she works as the AWCS Youth Program Director – bringing in all the best instructors and thinking of cool games to play. See her website HERE