One of the courses I taught this term was a 15-week creative writing class where the students wrote a chapter a week to finish with a 15 (or more) chapter novel. They also designed covers, back cover summaries, and they read and discussed a different novel each week. Of the 15 novels they read, these … Continue reading CWC Class Rates Books
One of my students created a comic based on the longer novel he's writing, and though he didn't want it in his finished book I couldn't let this wonderful piece just disappear into the recycling bin. This is from Dean in the CWC class - and he's twelve years old.
From June 29 to July 4 I taught at the CWC Safari-themed creative writing camp. This was quite the adventure, with fellow instructors Lee Edward Fodi and Kallie George. We began the camp with an introductory video, shot by Luke Spence Byrd, and set the tone for a week of imagination. My part in this … Continue reading Safari Writing Camp!
It seems funny to be "away from home" when you are less than 50 km from home. But as I look around myself it does feel like another universe. I am surrounded by kids and teens, from grades four all the way up to grade eleven. I must admit that I cherish these moments, as … Continue reading Day One Safari Camp
To say I'm high on sugar would be an understatement. In anticipation of hordes of costumed children threatening tricks if I didn't treat, I purchased enough candy to warrant its own cupboard. What happened? Only two children, the very two who interrupted me at 4:30 in the afternoon as I wrote my previous post. The … Continue reading Wrap Up