Reel In Creativity

Cast your line and lure in your creative mind this summer with BYU's Creative Writing Camp. Enjoy a week of walk-and-writes and museums on the BYU campus, a guest author, new friends, and of course, lots of writing time. Learn to see the world differently. Experiment with new ideas, discover hidden talents, and share your work with the world. "Anything's possible, if you've got enough nerve" (J.K. Rowling). Come and get hooked on creative writing this summer!

Grade Level: Entering 7–9
Dates and Time: June 5–9 2017, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Location: Brigham Young University
Tuition: $229.00

Tuition includes five days of instruction, writing materials, a printed anthology, lunch at the BYU Cannon Center and a publishing party for friends and family to attend.

Tentative Daily Schedule

9:00–9:30 a.m. Scribble
9:30–10:50 a.m. Walk-and-write, snack
11:00 a.m.–noon Guest author/activity
Noon–1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00–2:00 p.m. Discussion/writing exercise
2:00–3:00 p.m. Writing time/snack
3:00–4:00 p.m. Writing groups

Sponsored by Brigham Young University's College of Humanities and BYU Continuing Education.

Sadie Rawlinson teaches ninth grade English in Jordan School District. She received her teaching degree from Brigham Young University and her master's degree from Southern Utah University. She continues to learn how to read, write, and teach more effectively by taking classes and reading books. She is a fellow of the Central Utah Writing Project and has taught summer writing camps at BYU since they first launched in 2012. When she isn’t teaching writing camps during the summer, she is planning a trip, traveling, or enjoying the memories of her travels. She also enjoys camping, biking, being around teenagers, speaking Italian, and eating pasta and gelato.

Amanda Fawcett likes to say that she has taught every age from 2 up to 92. She is currently in her third year of teaching language arts and journalism. She taught English as a Second Language for a year in Salt Lake City and preschool for five years while in college. She served an LDS mission in Chile. Amanda received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Utah. She recently became a fellow of the Central Utah Writing Project. She loves laughing, humor, being spontaneous, and finding ways to twist and change ideas to make them new.