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      Storywriting the LitWits Way - Aug 19-23 in Santa Cruz

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      August 19, 2013 - August 23, 2013

      Monday   9:00 AM - Friday 12:00 PM

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      Storywriting the LitWits Way - Aug 19-23

      9:00am - 12:00pm   Aug 19-23    Ages guideline: 10-16*

      LitWits is an approved vendor for Ocean Grove Charter School.

      For years our unique sensory methods have shown kids the power and joy of reading great stories – so they’ll learn without trying, and want to read more

      This summer, we're showing kids the power and joy of writing their OWN stories, inspired by

      • sensory props from great stories:  sounds, tastes, odors, objects, and images
      • inspiring excerpts by masterful storytellers like J.R.R. Tolkien, Charlotte Bronte, Ray Bradbury, Natalie Babbitt, Ernest Hemingway, Cormac McCarthy, Edgar Allan Poe, Frances Hodgson Burnett, and many more!
      • fun activities that show why certain techniques work
      • engaging art projects that connect us to our own characters and stories 

      While having all that hands-on fun, we’ll learn

      • narrative arc components and pacing
      • powerful description techniques
      • how to effect mood and tone
      • interesting characterization methods
      • how to increase and resolve tension
      • intriguing metaphors and similes
      • how to emulate the masters
      • the power of our own voices

      And more!  

      * Please don't let this age guideline scare you off.  If your younger child can read and write and wants to attend, s/he's very welcome and will do just fine! Our activities are geared to accommodate a range of ages simultaneously.  There is no prereading for this camp; we'll just be reading short excerpts we hand out in the workshop, as models and inspiration.

      Note:  Fee includes all supplies and materials. If your plans change, please let us know by August 12th, and we'll gladly issue a full refund.

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