Ode to the
2013 SUMMER CREATIVE WRITING INTENSIVES
for Teens & Gifted Younger Writers
A PHOTO ESSAY
Check out the amazing moments and wonderful words!
A gathering of creative, young minds...
Judith and Michelle played hosts, leaders, instructors and editors
while our teachers advised, questioned, and listened deeply, sharing professional perspectives gained from years of developing their own craft.
Students helped students, because writers help writers.
Gathering insights, impressions and suggestions
is how a writer learns and grows.
Focused concentration was the rule, inside and out.
At times, not a sound was heard but the pitter-pat of computer keyboards,
and the scratch of pens and pencils on the page.
At other times, the room reverberated with laughter,
especially at the reading of the daily "Add-a-Line", a group story that inevitably took twists and turns no wise author would
dare to navigate alone.
Our poor intern Jake became the subject of many an unfortunate (but thankfully fictional) incident, to the pleasure and good humor of all!
These writers shared their talents in more ways than one!
Sometimes we laid back in the grass
and looked at the sky for inspiration.
Sometimes we wandered, observing, taking notes,
imagining stories in the faces and places of the town.
Here students made friends
in the company of others who fully understood their strange passion.
And in the end, they shared their work aloud
to the pleasure and awe of all.
Our greatest thanks to The Writers Circle instructors, staff, interns and helpers.