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Emerging Writers Institute - 7th - 9th Grade

Education Unlimited - Emerging Writers Institute - 7th - 9th Grade

Emerging Writers Institute is a unique opportunity for rising 7th - 9th graders to explore creative writing.

From day one, students are challenged through small group seminars focused on fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction. In these seminars, and at daily writing workshops, students investigate the fundamentals of storytelling and discover how to read like writers. Diverse afternoon electives may include sci-fi writing, screenwriting, graphic novels, and travel writing and are used to let students try out new genres in a safe, exploratory environment. 

Scheduled writing time and one-on-one instructor evaluations help students develop good writing habits that will serve them year round. Students will also get inspired by off-campus instructor-led activities designed to introduce them to the literary culture of Berkeley or Los Angeles. By the end of the week, students will share polished pieces for publication in their own literary magazine and present their work in an informal reading for family and friends. 

Camp Location Start Date End Date Grades
 Emerging Writers Institute  UC Berkeley  Sun, Jun 10, 18  Sat, Jun 16, 18  7th - 9th
 Emerging Writers Institute  Yale University  Sun, Jul 1, 18  Sat, Jul 7, 18  7th - 9th 
 Emerging Writers Institute  Stanford University  Sun, Jul 1, 18  Sat, Jul 7, 18   7th - 9th
 Emerging Writers Institute  Stanford University  Sun, Jul 22, 18  Sat, Jul 28, 19  7th - 9th
 Emerging Writers Institute  Georgetown University   Sun, Jul 29, 18  Sat, Aug 4, 18  7th - 9th 
 Emerging Writers Institute   UCLA  Sun, Aug 5, 18 Sat, Aug 11, 18  7th - 9th 


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Emerging Writers Institute - 7th - 9th Grade - Staff Profiles

Education Unlimited believes in small-group, immersive learning with subject matter experts and experienced teachers. We strive to provide industry-leading instruction to all of our students and hold all staff to the highest possible standards. Staff assignments vary by program and location. Some of our recent staff members for this program include:

Education Unlimited - Libby Cudmore, MFA (Instructor)

Libby Cudmore, MFA — Instructor

Libby Cudmore's debut novel, The Big Rewind (William Morrow 2016), received a starred review from Kirkus and praise from USA Today, Publisher's Weekly and Booklist. Her stories, essays and poetry have been published in Barrelhouse, PANK, The Stoneslide Corrective, and The RS-500, as well as the anthologies Hanzai Japan, Welcome Home and Mixed...

Education Unlimited - Carlina Duan (Instructor)

Carlina Duan — Instructor

Carlina Duan hails from Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she earned her B.A. from the University of Michigan in English and Creative Writing in 2015. As a Fulbright grant recipient, she lived and taught in Malaysia...

We will continue to add additional staff members as enrollment and availability dictate. Details are posted on additional staff members as they are confirmed.

Upcoming Sessions
* Tentative and Subject to Change

Session Grade Location Price Range  
Jun 10th - Jun 16th 7th - 9th UC Berkeley $1,945.00 – $2,630.00
Jul 1st - Jul 7th 7th - 9th Stanford University $1,945.00 – $2,630.00
Jul 1st - Jul 7th 7th - 9th Yale University $1,945.00 – $2,630.00
Jul 22nd - Jul 28th 7th - 9th Stanford University $1,945.00 – $2,630.00
Jul 29th - Aug 4th 7th - 9th Georgetown University $1,945.00 – $2,630.00
Aug 5th - Aug 11th 7th - 9th UCLA $1,945.00 – $2,620.00