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Creative Writing Scribes, 7-8th grade

In this exploratory camp, students will develop their creative writing abilities by experimenting in a wide variety of prose and poetry. Students will examine works from carefully curated authors and will participate in writing activities, craft exercises, and artistic experiences designed to inspire their imaginations. This camp will be facilitated by two local artists: JP Kemmick is a published writer and educator, and Karen Finneyfrock is a poet, novelist, and educator; it will also feature guest teaching artists. The week will culminate with a reading of student work and the option for students to contribute a chosen piece to a digital anthology of their work. 

This camp will take place online using Zoom and Google Classroom.

Scholarships are available by application. Questions? Please email keliko@hugohouse.org.

*Note – all Scribes Summer camps are in Pacific Standard Time

Instructor: JP Kemmick, Karen Finneyfrock

Grade: 7-8

Location: Online

Duration: 1 week

Term: Scribes 2021

Start Date: 08/02/2021

End Date: 08/06/2021

Days of the Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Maximum Class Size: 15

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JP Kemmick, Karen Finneyfrock

JP Kemmick grew up in Billings, Montana. He has been working as a youth writing mentor across the Northwest for over a decade. He holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Montana and is currently at work on a novel about love, cults, and tunneling to the center of the planet. When not writing and reading, he's usually on a bike.

Karen Finneyfrock's debut young adult novel, The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door, was published by Viking Children’s Books in 2013. Her second book of poems, Ceremony for the Choking Ghost, was released on Write Bloody press in 2010. She is a former Writer-in-Residence at Richard Hugo House and teaches for Seattle Arts and Lectures’ Writers-in-the-Schools program. A member of four National Poetry Slam Teams, Karen traveled to Nepal as a Cultural Envoy through the US Department of State to perform and teach poetry and in 2011, she did a reading tour in Germany sponsored by the US Embassy.

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