Child writing

Write It, Read It Camp

This 3-day camp gives young folks who have a passion for reading and writing a chance to interact with local authors!
Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Repeats: Two chances to attend: July 21, 22, 23 and August 18, 19, 20  
Event Details:

Does your kid love to read and write? We invite them to come get creative with local writer, Rebecca Wood Barrett! This summer, we're offering two virtual Write It, Read It Camps:

July Camp: The Story Blender

What are the ingredients that go into an unforgettable story? Join author Rebecca Wood Barrett to find out how the most delicious stories are crafted, through a creative blend of imagination, research, character, conflict, emotion, and more. Equipped with the tools of the writing trade, you’ll have lots of time to explore your own ideas and stories using the building blocks of creative writing, including exposition, description, dialogue and action.

August Camp: Extra! Extra! Read All About It! Junior Journalist Discovers New Story!

Are you curious about why things happen in real life? Are you always asking questions to find out the truth? In this journalism writing camp for youth, students will learn how to dig up the answers to tough questions, be accurate and clear in their writing, understand the difference between facts and opinions, and discover how to find the ‘story angle’. Through fun, roleplaying games our student journalists will team up to write short news stories – hot off the press!

 

This camp is intended for kids ages 10 to 14, and will take place virtually, on Zoom.

Registration opens on Monday, June 22! Email youthservices@whistlerlibrary.ca to sign up. Please be sure to let us know the age of your child, and which dates they would like to attend.

About the facilitator:

Rebecca Wood Barrett, (BAA Film, MFA Creative Writing), is a filmmaker, writer and creative writing teacher living in Whistler, BC. Her diverse body of award-winning work includes creative non-fiction, postcard stories, feature magazine and online articles, short and feature films, plays, television advertising, blogs, infotainment, short fiction and a middle-grade chapter book called My Best Friend is Extinct, publishing in January 2021 with Orca Book Publishers.