Campers will develop their skills in writing fiction and poetry and explore other forms of creative writing, such as flash fiction, screenwriting, and copywriting. The week’s activities include journaling, free-writing, guided writing, structured exercises, and revision strategies. Campers will participate in workshops to learn to give and accept constructive criticism. Instructors will provide individual feedback on campers’ work to help them develop their unique voice and style. Each day will include time for writing and reading. The week will close with a lunch reception for campers and their families in which campers will read from their best work and receive a booklet compiling highlights from the week’s writing in each genre.
Creative Writing Day Camp Director: Aaron Geiger is a Ph.D. student in the English department at Northern Illinois University. He specializes in digital rhetoric and composition, algorithmic rhetoric, New Media and creative writing. His master’s work was done at West Virginia University, and he received his B.A. in creative writing at the University of Illinois. Aaron has worked as a developmental editor, publications manager and journalist, and he served in the U.S. Navy, performing search and rescue duties.
Aaron has published his poetry in two book anthologies and several journals, his creative nonfiction has won him scholarships and graduate writing awards, and his newspaper reporting has won two state awards. He is only posting his publications so you’ll have confidence in him, and would rather be known for his ability to have fun at any time and any place. His favorite writers will be the campers this summer.
Summer Day Camp Fees: Day campers $225 ($250 after June 24, 2016); NIU employees are eligible for an additional $25 discount on request.
For more information contact College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming: call 815-753-5200 or e-mail LASEP@niu.edu