A Brief Look at Daily Activities
Structure is a writer's best friend. Each day begins with Morning Reports, a chance to make sure everyone is up to speed, announce special opportunities, and cover logistics.
At some camps you have to jump into an icy lake, at the Young Writers' Studio we have Streeeeeetch. Every morning the Studio gets together to write as a group. A faculty member will present a different daily writing exercise. One benefit of writing before you're fully awake is that it allows you to tap into aspects of your imagination that would be harder to access late in the day.
The Missions Inscribable are true writing excursions. Either by yourself, or as part of a team, you will be given an in-depth writing mission. This time is designed to help you delve deeper into your creative voice, to take risks, to develop pieces you might not discover on your own.
Activities obviously needs a better name (we'll take suggestions).
Recreational opportunities include cookouts, swimming, trips to the theater,
movies, or ice skating rink.
After five days of classes most of our students will be ready for a break. The Studio offers Dunk Tanks as a chance to change gears. In recent years, students could try Japanese paper-making and Haiku writing, playwriting, songwriting, recording spoken word performances at the WSUI/KSUI studios, visual journaling, taking a crash course in poetry, or working with the fine press at the Center for the Book. Students will have the opportunity to select their Dunk Tank preferences during the first week of classes.