Poetry and Spoken Word Virtual Summer Camp – June 27-July 1, 2022


Amanda Gorman. Mary Oliver. Ross Gay. Eve Ewing. All were young writers, once, exploring and making sense of their worlds through poetry. Follow in their footsteps by joining Write the World’s Poetry and Spoken Word workshop, in which we will read, watch, and listen to powerful poems from past and present; explore a variety of forms, from found poetry to free verse and ekphrastic; learn together about techniques that can enhance our message, from enjambment to alliteration; and, most importantly, consider how poetry can serve as a vessel, a time capsule, a call to action—a vehicle for carrying our voices and visions out into the world. At the end of camp, participants will walk away with a body of work to share with others, as well as a deepened understanding of their poetic identity and purpose honed through thoughtful peer review and instructor feedback.

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Poetry and Spoken Word Virtual Writing Summer Camp for Teens (ages 13-19) Schedule:

June 27-July 1, 2022, 11:00 am-12:30 pm ET

During workshop sessions, you’ll engage in interactive writing activities, connect with peers around the world, and work together to grow your poetry skills.

Between workshop sessions, you may be asked to work independently (and asynchronously) on writing prompts and activities, guided by peer and expert reviews, at your own pace, for approximately 1-2 hours, depending on your facilitator’s workshop plan. You will also receive individualized feedback that will strengthen your poetry.

*Please note that we require all participants to appear on either video or audio during online group meetings (video is preferred, but not required).

A Zoom link to join us for our live, virtual online poetry writing camp will be provided via email prior to the June 27, 2022 start date. Stay tuned!

Workshop Facilitator:

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Brittany Collins designs and facilitates educational programming at Write the World while working directly with students, teachers, and partner organizations to support their use of the platform. She holds a B.A. in English and Education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and has published over 20 articles in the genres of creative nonfiction, opinion journalism, and education journalism, with works featured in such outlets as The Washington Post, Education Week, Edutopia, Inside Higher Ed, and English Journal of NCTE, among others. Brittany is passionate about social-emotional learning and trauma-informed teaching, and her first book– on the topic of grief support in secondary schools– is forthcoming with Heinemann Press of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. At Write the World, she has helped hundreds of students hone their writing skills, tell their stories, and connect with an authentic audience of readers around the world.

About Write the World's Virtual Summer Writing Camps:

Jump into new genres of writing, connect with campers across the globe, and learn from notable authors, editors, and educators in Write the World’s Virtual Writing Camp.

Spend your summer immersed in a virtual community of teen writers from over 100 countries as you experiment with the written word, try your hand at new styles of writing, and work with notable professionals to create pieces you’re proud of… all without leaving your home!

Whether you choose to spend your free time filling journals with poetry and prose or are new to putting your thoughts on paper, we welcome you to join our week-long writing camps in June, July, and August, 2022.

Have additional questions? Check out our parent and guardian FAQ’s here or reach out to us at workshops@writetheworld.com to connect!

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