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Young Writers Camp available June 20-24

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


     HAMMOND – Children ages 8-14 can write to their hearts’ content this summer at Southeastern Louisiana University’s Young Writers Camp.
     Sponsored by the Southeastern Louisiana Writing Project (SLWP), the camp is scheduled June 20-24, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Southeastern’s campus in D Vickers Hall, third floor. The cost is $195.
     “Daily activities include writing, connecting the writing process with art, cartooning, reading, and many other creative activities, such as a special writing marathon,” said Dr. Beth Calloway, camp coordinator. “Participants work under the guidance of experienced writers and teacher-consultants and discover the importance of writing about things and events around them, as well as for a variety of purposes and audiences.”
     Young writers polish their work through peer editing and revision, and their work is published in an anthology, Calloway added. The final day participants present their best work to parents and friends at a “Public Reading and Reception.” Certificates, anthologies and t-shirts are provided.
     For more information and a registration form, contact Calloway at or Richard Louth at 985-549-2102. 
     Registration forms and checks for the Young Writers Camp can be mailed to the Southeastern Louisiana Writing Project, c/o Dr. Richard Louth, SLU 10327, Hammond, LA 70402. Checks should be made payable to the Southeastern Louisiana Writing Project.

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