Winter Writing Camp Registration Closed

Winter Writing Camp


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Winter Writing Camp 2020 will take place Saturday, February 8, from 9:30-3:00 at St. John’s Episcopal Church and the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning Valley. This is a free all-day event, including lunch and childcare. All ages and experience levels are welcome. No walk-ins, please.

Registration is now closed. Thank you to our community for such an enthusiastic response! If you are on the waiting list, we will notify you soon.


Here is the schedule of sessions. Participants will receive a program with this schedule, and more information about the sessions and teaching artists. Please consider this a draft; there may be changes to this program. See you soon!

9:00 – 9:30 Registration & Bagels 9:45 WelcomeScheduleAdults Adults Adults Teens 5-7th GradeK-4th (K-1 w/ Adult)Session 1 10:00-10:50Barbara Sabol

Descriptive Language10:00-11:50

Marion Boyer Poetry RevisionJosh Nauman

Technical WritingTeens

Meg Silver5-7th Grade

Regis CoustillacK-4th Grade

Carrie GeorgeSession 2 11:00-11:50Nikki Ericksen

Writing a Children’s Book Robin Wesson

Inspired by Maya Angelou Teens

Stephanie Stearns5-7th Grade

Carrie GeorgeK-4th Grade

Regis Coustillac12:00-12:50 Lunch & Open MicSession 3 1:00-1:501:00-3:00

Katie Passerotti How to Open a Novel or Story

Bridgid Cassin

Poetry Touch & TasteMari Alschuler

Haiku5th Grade-Teens

Liz SkeelsK-4th Grade

Cherise BentonSession 4 2:00-3:00Storytelling Performance Jocelyn & Robert Dabney

Please join us in thanking our funders Harrington, Hoppe & Mitchell; Anita Gorman;  Maureen Reardon and St. John’s Episcopal Church. Thank you!

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