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.
|Location||Start Date||End Date||Grades|
|UC Berkeley||Sun, Jun 11, 17||Sat, Jun 17, 17||7th - 9th|
|Stanford University||Sun, Jul 2, 17||Sat, Jul 8, 17||7th - 9th|
|UC San Diego||Sun, Jul 16, 17||Sat, Jul 22, 17||7th - 9th|
|Georgetown University||Sun, Jul 16, 17||Sat, Jul 22, 17||7th - 9th|
|UCLA||Sun, Aug 6, 17||Sat, Aug 12, 17||7th - 9th|
Rising 10th-12th graders should click here.
Emerging Writers Institute - 7th - 9th Grade - Staff Profiles
Staff are typically subject matter experts and experienced teachers. Staff assignments vary by program and all staff are held to the highest possible standards. Some of our recent staff members for this program include:
Elizabeth Bull is a writer and filmmaker. Her writing has been published in various journals, including H.O.W. Journal, Third Coast, Gulf Coast, and the LA Review of Books, and has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes. She’s worked in original series development at AMC during the creation of “Mad Men and “Breaking Bad,” and has written and...
We will continue to add additional staff members as enrollment and availability dictate. Details are posted on additional staff members as they are confirmed.
* Tentative and Subject to Change
|Jun 11th - Jun 17th||7th - 9th||UC Berkeley||$1,870.00 – $2,530.00|
|Jul 2nd - Jul 8th||7th - 9th||Stanford University||$1,870.00 – $2,530.00|
|Jul 16th - Jul 22nd||7th-9th||Georgetown University||$2,200.00 – $2,530.00|
|Jul 16th - Jul 22nd||7th - 9th||UC San Diego||$1,870.00 – $2,520.00|
|Jul 30th - Aug 5th||7th-9th||Stanford University||$1,870.00 – $2,530.00|
|Aug 6th - Aug 12th||7th - 9th||UCLA||$1,870.00 – $2,520.00|