Creative Writing Summer Camps 2018

About the courses

SUMMER COURSES FOR CHILDREN run for five days.

Each day we cover a main topic, for example the first day we do a guided writing exercise to help the students understand that, even when writing the same story, each of them has a unique voice and way of doing it. We then move onto creating characters, which we put into a story during the week.

Day Two we learn how to show character through action and dialogue.
Day three we focus on how to write believable dialogue and move on to how to hook a reader from the start of a story.
Day four covers how to plot a classic story, and Day five covers endings and editing a story.

Our aim for the week is for everyone to have fun writing and to achieve their individuals aims.

We do individual writing, pair work and group work. There are two small breaks every day. We take the children outside to eat their snacks and play supervised games. It is good for them to get fresh air between writing sessions. It is also a brilliant way to break the ice and make new friends.

SUMMER COURSES FOR TEENAGERS run for four days.

Each day we cover a main topic:

Day One we learn how layout and write believable dialogue.
Day Two we focus on how to create a vivid setting and atmosphere for a story.
Day Three covers how to open a story and hook your reader.
Day Four focuses on character creation and writing a short story – using the tools learned during the previous three days.

Our aim for the week is for each student to learn skills that will help them with the creative composition in the Junior and Leaving Cert English examinations.

We do individual writing, pair work and group work. There will be one half hour break every day. The students can bring a packed lunch or eat in the Centre Cafe. There is space outside for them to sit in the sun (if there is any!) It is good opportunity to get fresh air and make new friends between writing sessions.

Timetable 2018

25th – 28th June (4 Days)

TEENAGE 13 - 18yrs | Malahide.
10.30 – 2.00pm. | St. Sylvesters Parish Centre, Malahide (beside train station), Co. Dublin.
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2nd – 6th July

8 - 13yrs | Skerries.
10.30 – 2.00pm. | Skerries Mills, Skerries, Co. Dublin.
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9th – 13th July

8 - 12yrs | Malahide.
10.30 – 2.00pm. | St. Sylvesters Parish Centre, Malahide (beside train station), Co. Dublin.
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16th – 20th July

8 - 12yrs | Blackrock.
10.00 – 1.30pm. | Newpark Comprehensive School, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.
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30th July – 3rd August

8 - 12yrs | Malahide.
10.30 – 2.00pm. | St. Sylvesters Parish Centre, Malahide (beside train station), Co. Dublin.
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13th – 17th August

8 - 12yrs | Blackrock.
10.00 – 1.30pm. | Newpark Comprehensive School, Blackrock, Co. Dublin
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20th – 24th August

8 - 12yrs | Malahide.
10.30 – 2.00pm. | St. Sylvesters Parish Centre, Malahide (beside train station), Co. Dublin.
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