Workshops To Develop Young Writers
Posted: June 11, 2013
Erie, PA; At Gannon University, writer's colonies and workshops
are as much a sign of summer as are lawn chairs and beach
umbrellas. This summer tradition takes the form of two camps aimed
at nurturing aspiring young writers.
High school students interested in journalism careers can attend
a one-week workshop July 8-12 taught by Frank Garland, director of
Gannon's journalism communications program. Garland, a working
journalist whose first book, "Willie Stargell: A Life in Baseball,"
was just published, will call on his more than 25 years of
experience with an emphasis on news and feature writing.
The workshop will be limited to 15 students in grades 10-12. The
fee is $50.
For more information, call (814) 871-5808 or via email to
A week later, the first of two five-day workshops for young
writers in grades 4-12 will be held. The workshops, The sessions,
taught by Sally LeVan, Ph.D., professor of English and other
Writing Project teachers, will be July 15-19 and August 5-9, and
are designed to develop students' writing process and to produce
To ensure personalized attention, each session will be limited
to 25 students. The cost is $125 per student, and a 20% discount
will be offered to members of the Gannon community. Reservations
must be made no later than one week before the first day of the
session. For more information, call (814) 871-7506 or email Dr.
LeVan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Both programs will be held at Gannon University's Palumbo
Academic Center at 8th and Peach St.