From our classic two week camps like I.C.E. and F.I.R.E. to newbies like E.A.R.T.H. and W.A.T.E.R., we've got all kinds of amazing programs coming this summer! As Youth Programs Director, I couldn't be more excited about the line-up of 9 camps (a TBAWP record) that we're providing to the Tampa Bay Area in 2019. As … Continue reading What a Summer Coming Our Way!
The 2018 W.I.N.D. wrapped up it's sophomore year last night with a session on publishing and looking at publishing opportunities for the works written during the summer. Over the course of two months, the W.I.N.D. participants who gathered from nine different high schools and colleges worked on a lot and achieved even more. Feedback was … Continue reading W.I.N.D. 2018
Today was a collaborative effort on EVERYONE'S part. We had team-teaching, veteran campers editing published pieces, and elder campers conferencing with younger campers to get our anthology to press. Aside from a few boo-boos, we are ready to print, copy and crunch to be ready for Friday. We have had many mini set-backs but thanks … Continue reading Word by Word, Piece by Piece
It's a bird. It's a plane. No it's...Duke Energy ruining our lives! HA! Just kidding...we wouldn't let a lil' ol' power outage ruin our lives, but it did melt us a little bit. Publishing ceased for a bit, but we have recovered mostly this evening. Fewwww...Miss Tedra shared Joseph Cambell's idea of "every hero has … Continue reading Day 7 at I.C.E. Shorecrest: All Kinds of Adventure
Once upon a time...in a land far, far away...some things were GRIMM! But today, things were definitely lighter. Miss Franki led us through how to write a fractured Fairytale and/or a mashed-up tale. She killed SAID (RIP,) and we replaced it with words like: jabbered, enunciated (yep #thesaurusROCK), wailed and declared...to name a few. We … Continue reading Dead Words, Revived Stories
Week one is a...RAP! Literally. Poetry has a beat--Ta tum Ta tum Ta TUM Ta TUM. That beat inspires music, and today we felt the beat as Miss Amy had us rappin, and clappin' and writin'. Campers composed original tunes and performed for us! Others created poetry and kept it more private. The line break … Continue reading I.C.E. SONGwriters
Thursday at Shorecrest was "Moe" fun than we could handle. It was a collaborative writing day, breaking out in groups that morphed into group and/or partner writing that ended in multiples in the author's chair. We created the setting for Moe's Diner, invented a few shady characters then gave them a problem to round out … Continue reading Moe Writing, Moe Fun