UNC Asheville Hosts Writing Programs in July for High School and Middle School Students
High school and middle school students who are enthusiastic about writing have the opportunity to explore their passion at UNC Asheville in July.
UNC Asheville will host two writing summer programs: “Write Now,” for high school students, and “All Things Writing,” for middle school students. Both programs offer students of all skill levels experience in different styles of writing.
The programs will feature end-of-day workshops called “Epilogues.” These workshops will feature guest speakers who will address special writing-related topics, including college application essays, brainstorming ideas and careers in writing.
“Write Now” will be held weekdays, July 13-24, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., with drop-off available beginning at 9 a.m. Students will explore writing fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry under the tutelage of Asheville’s finest writing instructors. These creative writing workshops will be held each day with Peg Downes, professor emeritus in literature at UNC Asheville; Appalachian writer, teacher and humorist Jennifer McGaha; and poet, editor and writing instructor Eric Steineger.
“Write Now” is for rising 9th-12th graders, who will write, share and discuss their own work with other students, culminating in a reading at the end of the second week. The session fee for “Write Now” is $445, which includes course instruction, materials, and refreshments during breaks. Students will need to bring their lunch each day.
“All Things Writing,” for rising 6th-8th graders, will be held weekdays, July 13-17, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., with drop-off available beginning at 9 a.m. The session will allow students to write, share, and discuss their work, as well as learn exciting new ways to look at their work and other written works.
The session fee for “All Things Writing” is $235, which includes course instruction, materials, as well as refreshments during breaks. Students will need to bring their lunch each day.
“Write Now” and “All Things Writing” are programs of the Asheville Graduate Center at UNC Asheville. For more information and to register, visit unca.edu/writenow, or contact Nancy Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 828.250.2353.