Due to impacts of Covid-19, the Summer (FUN!) Writing Workshops will take place online. As a result, enrollment is limited to five participants per session. Thanks in advance for your understanding!
Summer Writing Workshops 2020 For Ages 9-15 COST:$400.00/week (scholarships available upon request)
The Summer (FUN!) Writing Workshops are geared toward FUN-FILLED writing experiences, ones that increase children's love of language and hone their skills in writing. These one-week sessions are co-taught with Una Lomax-Emrick. Each week offers a new theme and emphasizes different literary techniques and academic skills.
To register, please fill out THIS FORM or call Dana Lomax at (916) 502-1007. Thank you!
Summer writing camps can be a hard sell for most students. That’s why the Summer (Fun!) Writing Workshops combine rigorous study of grammar and style with exciting and creative camp activities.
Students will write in many genres, build their grammar and composition skills, explore their creativity, and further their love of the literary arts. Together we will have fun while improving our writing skills across disciplines. This workshop is sure to be a blast!
Write with us for one week, or join us for all four! Space is limited, so please register your child HERE.
Week 1: Summer Style June 15th--June 19th Choose One Session Time: 10am - 12pm or 12:30pm - 2:30 pm In this one-week session, students explore different genres and styles of writing. From nonfiction and the restaurant review to short stories, blogs, and vis-po, students build their skills across academic, literary, and creative writing genres.
Week 2: Building on Our Strengths June 22nd--June 26th Choose One Session Time: 10am - 12pm or 12:30pm - 2:30 pm This one-week session focuses on meeting students where they are and building on their academic skills. Students will improve their ability to choose and analyze evidence in their writing, incorporate figurative language to enhance the overall meaning of their work, and use rhetorical devices to persuade others.
Week 3: Grammar Genius August 3rd--August 7th Choose One Session Time: 10am - 12pm or 12:30pm - 2:30 pm This week is all about old-fashioned grammar instruction with a fun twist. While diagramming sentences is involved, coordinating conjunctions, adjective phrases, noun phrase appositives, absolutes, and verbals definitely steal the show. This week's workshop will help students understand the basics of how writing functions and will support their writing across disciplines!
Week 4: Back to School Breakthrough August 10th--August 14th Choose One Session Time: 10am - 12pm or 12:30pm - 2:30 pm This one-week course gets kids ready to get back into the swing of the school year. We will review paragraph structure, effective hooks, quote sandwiches (proper citation), and narrative writing, informational writing, and persuasive writing as well. We will discuss sentence combining and send students off feeling confident and ready for the coming school year.
Crafting the Compelling College Essay Seniors ONLY August Senior year is a crazy-making time, packed with homework, applications, and extra-curricular obligations. Starting college essays in the summer can alleviate stress and help the college application process be a more positive one. These individual sessions encourage students to develop a unique voice, one that will stand out in the admissions process. Students who have worked with Dana have gone on to attend Duke University, Brown University, Cal Poly (SLO), the University of Puerto Rico, and other acclaimed universities.
Dana and Una clowning around.
About the Instructors: Dana Teen Lomax is an award-winning writer and educator. She has several books published, has taught for decades at San Francisco State University, and is currently on the faculty of Del Mar Middle School where she teaches English, History, and Creative Writing. She is the Human Rights and Equity Chair for the Reed District Teachers' Association.
Una Lomax-Emrick is a Brown Student majoring in Theater and Literary Arts. Una has tutored and taught writing for two years. She has won awards for her literary pieces and looks forward to another year of Summer (FUN!) Writing Workshops.