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Summer writing workshops for middle and high school students

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The Oregon Writing Project at Lewis and Clark offers the following writing workshops this summer for middle school and next year's high school seniors. For information and a registration form about these workshops, please write Pam Hooten at phooten@lclark.edu or call 503-768-6132. Please share this with your colleagues, friends, school counselors, and parent communities.

Writing Your Way!

Welcome, Young Writers, incoming grades 6 – 9
Join us for an exciting time of writing, talking, reading—and more writing
All workshop times below are held at 9 a.m. - noon, Monday through Friday
Session A — Incoming grades 6 & 7 — June 17 – 21 — at Beaumont Middle School
Session B — Incoming grades 6 & 7 — June 17 – 21 — at Beaumont Middle School
Session C — Incoming grades 8 & 9 — June 24 – 28 — at Tubman Middle School
Session D — Incoming grades 8 & 9 — June 24 – 28 — at Tubman Middle School
Session E — Incoming grades 7, 8 & 9 — June 17 – 21 — at César Chávez School
North Clackamas School District Session — Incoming grades 7, 8 & 9 — June 24 – 28
at New Urban High School

In these workshops students will turn their notebooks to a new page. They will locate the stories they carry, take risks in writing, learn to turn memory into fiction, fiction into poetry. They will write to a wide variety of prompts while honing skills through craft lessons that build both language dexterity and knowledge of genres. Though narrative can often be used as introductions to expository writing, these workshops will emphasize creative writing rather than persuasive or informative essays.
Cost: $175 Free or reduced lunch students with school verification: $100

Writing the College Essay

Session 1 Lincoln High School, June 17 – 21, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (noon)
Session 2 Lincoln High School, June 24 – 28, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (noon)
Session 3 Wilson High School, June 24 – 28, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (noon)
North Clackamas School District Session — June 24 – 28, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (noon)
at Sabin-Schellenberg Center, South Campus, Milwaukie

Welcome, incoming seniors!
Applying for college or a scholarship in the fall? Interested in developing the skills you need to write a college essay that stands out from the crowd? Why not get a head start and sign up for Writing the College Essay, a week-long summer workshop, where you will
Read and analyze college and scholarship essays that rock.
Perfect your personal style.
Write sentences that sizzle.
Draft, revise, edit, and share a college essay that will get you noticed.
At the end of the week you will have revised drafts of two college essays. Each college essay section will be kept smaller (14-16) in order to provide more individual guidance and feedback.
Cost: $175 Free or reduced lunch students with school verification: $100

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