Express Yourself: Take Up Creative Writing


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The University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton Workforce Development and Community Education department is hosting four packed days of creative writing summer camps, which are open to the seventh grade through high school.


Students from grades 7-9 will meet on June 10-13, and then students from grades 10-12 will meet on June 17-20. Both camps will take place at the Business Technology Center. Cindy Fields, a UACCM English instructor who will be leading the camps, says that these workshops will help students explore their individual interests in creative writing.


“I hope this workshop will help students unlock more of their creative potential,” she said.

Students will gain experience from creating vivid descriptions to writing dialogue.
  

“The first thing we do is learn to see with a writer’s eyes,” Fields said. “We then move on to putting what we see on paper appropriately. For new writers especially, there’s a tendency to either overwrite or underwrite. If students can learn balance in this area, it will help them as writers a great deal.”


Registration for both age groups is $75, with fees covering lunch for every day and a flash drive to allow students to take home their work. Interested students can register online at uaccm.edu. Space is limited to 20 students per age group.


For more information about the writing camps, contact Denise Pote, coordinator of workforce development and community education, at 501-977-2189, or potedenise@uaccm.edu.

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