Summer Camp

2012 Summer Camp

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Creative Writing Camp

Age Range: 3 - 5 grade (ages 9 - 11)
Dates: June 11th to June 15th, 2012 (Mon-Fri)
Location: UA Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen Street. Each morning instructors will meet campers in the breezeway just outside the entrance to the Poetry Center.
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Tuition: $310 per one-week session/$15.50 per hour
Enrollment is limited to 25 students

Come to the Poetry Center for a week of poetry, storytelling, letter writing, creative movement, bookmaking, and performance. Generate, create, and compile writing for your own handmade book. At the end of the week, participants will display their creations in a gallery-type setting at the Poetry Center and read selections of their work for friends and family.

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Erin Armstrong lives in Tucson, AZ and loves the unbearable heat that the desert offers. She is a graduate of the MFA program in fiction at the University of Arizona. Her primary interest lies in the intersection of the genres, and the creation of hybrid pieces. She has read for Sonora Review, interned at Madden Media in the editorial department, and is working with the magazine CutThroat. She recently taught at Keeling Elementary and Corbett Elementary as a Teaching Artist. For a sample of Erin's teaching style, read her blogpost about creating superheros on WordPlay. For sample lesson plans, visit her Magical Creature Lesson Plans on character, place, dialog, and story in the Fiction section of the Poetry Center's Lesson Plan Library.


Elizabeth Falcón is a graduate of the MFA program at the University of Arizona. Her poetry has appeared in places like Mid-American Review and The Adroit Journal. She also served as the Education Intern at the UA Poetry Center for two years and created the Poetry Center's education blog, WordPlay. She is a TPAC-rostered teaching artist and has taught many K12 creative writing residencies and workshops in Tucson.


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