The act of writing poetry teaches writing skills that apply in all genres, as well as the art of concise diction, careful speaking and listening, and most importantly, empathy. It’s also mysterious, beautiful, and FUN!
In PoetryWriting Camp, poets ages 8+ will learn a classic form of poetry each day, each originating in a different part of the world.
To build and embellish those forms, we’ll help kids learn:
And we’ll teach it the LitWits way: making literary ideas tangible, sensory, and FUN!
Instructors: Becky and Jenny, sisters and LitWits founders. Jenny has a BA in English literature and an MFA in creative nonfiction and poetry writing. She’s been a K-6 teacher and a K-12 language arts tutor, and her scholarship, essays, and poems have appeared in several journals. Becky is a literature-based homeschool teacher and a journalism major who spent four years as a staff writer for The Register Pajaronian. Both Becky and Jenny are currently writing creative biographies of two fascinating Bay Area women of history.
Hours: 9am – 12pm, Monday through Friday
Ages: 8 and up. Our activities are geared to accommodate a range of ages simultaneously.
Cost: The cost of each camp includes all supplies; children bring their own no-nuts snack. LitWits Workshops is an approved vendor for Ocean Grove Charter School and Inspire Charter Schools. Charter school parents, please enter promo code CHARTER-C to register, then request a purchase order or enrichment certificate.
Cancellation Policy: If you cancel at least 30 days before the event, you can choose a refund or makeup; within 30 days, you’ll get a makeup. (Use promo code MAKEUP to re-register, and please remind us, in the Notes field, which event you missed.) There are no refunds or makeups for no-shows. We hope that makes sense and seems fair!