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: Troy Doetch is a dedicated teaching professional specializing in composition and adolescent education. He holds an M.A. in English from Northern Illinois University, a certificate of English Education, as well as an Illinois Teaching License, with endorsement in English/Language Arts, English as a Second Language, and Social Science.
Troy has worked as a writer and editor for Northern Illinois University's The Northern Star, has taught Rhetoric and Composition at the college level, and has worked as a graduate teaching intern at NIU's ESL Center. He currently teaches culturally and linguistically diverse students in DeKalb Community Unit School District 428.
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