Enrollment is Open for Summer Day Camp

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Creative Writing Summer Camp

The Salmon House Writers Workshop is offering a creative writing summer day camp for children ages 8-12. Join us for 3 days of storytelling, games, outdoor activities, costumed mayhem and more!

 When: August 1st-3rd,  10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: The Salmon House Writers Workshop,  527 W. 12th Ave. in Eugene.

Camp tuition is $145. Students should bring a bag lunch and bottled water each day, and dress comfortably for outdoor activity.

To register, call (541) 326-6112

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Creative Writing Summer Camp

The Salmon House Writers Workshop is offering a creative writing summer day camp for children ages 8-12. Join us for 3 days of storytelling, games, outdoor activities, costumed mayhem and more!

 When: August 1st-3rd,  10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: The Salmon House Writers Workshop,  527 W. 12th Ave. in Eugene.

Camp tuition is $145. Students should bring a bag lunch and bottled water each day, and dress comfortably for outdoor activity.

 

To register, call (541) 326-6112

Spring Programs Start Next Week!

We are looking forward to a great spring term of after school creative writing! Check out these great programs.

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*Wild Imagination Group for Elementary
Schoolers*

This group is all about fun and discovery of the wonder of words. Sessions include action packed word-play, oral and written storytelling, exploration of poetry, engaging crafts, and games. This term students will also be exploring with writing choose-your own-adventure stories. Meets Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. April 7th-May 26th. Tuition is $95 per student.

 

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*Workshop Wednesdays for Middle Schoolers*

In this group, we’ll explore a variety of storytelling genres: poetry, fantasy, mystery, sci-fi and more! Find your favorite writing style, hone  narrative skills, create  new stories or polish older projects.  Meets Wednesdays from 4 p.m to 5:30 p.m., April 6th-May 25th. Tuition is $95 per student.

 

 

creative-writing-2*Edison Tale Spinners Group*  
This group is for Edison Elementary School 4th and 5th graders. We will be listening to and experimenting with different styles of storytelling, playing word games, and venturing into choose-your-own-adventure writing. Group meets Tuesdays, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 pm, beginning April 5th in the Barn classroom at Edison.*Classes meet once a week for 8 weeks. Tuition is $95 per student.*

 

*Private Tutoring (all ages)*
Do you have a student who could benefit from personally tailored support in academic writing? Do you know a young creative writer who would like to get one-on-one instruction on writing craft?  The Salmon House Writers Workshop offers individual creative or academic writing tutoring for budding writers of any age. Sessions are specifically designed to meet the needs of the student in an encouraging environment.

* Space is limited, so sign up for classes today.  Visit our registration page or call (541) 326-6112.*

Great Reading List From Workshop Wednesday

Workshop Wednesday middle school writing group wrapped up its Winter term last week. We learned a lot about the craft of writing by examining short stories and excerpts by several amazing writers.

Whether you  read these stories from the standpoint of an appreciative reader or a studying writer, we hope you’ll enjoy the linked list below, organized according to the attributes our group examined in each of them. Happy Reading!

Multi Faceted Characters:

The Moustache” by Robert Cormier

What you Pawn, I Will Redeem” by Sherman Alexi

“Sorry, Wrong Number” by Allan Ullman  Featured in  McSweeney’s Issue 45 (Mcsweeney’s Quarterly Concern)

Great Beginnings:

Hitchcock and Bradbury Fistfight in Heaven (Mcsweeney’s Quarterly Concern)

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Show vs. Tell:

“Alone” by Jack Gilbert

A Home At the End of the World by Michael Cunningham

Character Transformation: 

Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

Artemis Fowl  by Eoin Colfer

“Powder” a short story by Tobias Wolff

 

Emotionally Stirring Stories:

“The Wig” by Brady Udall

Creating Emotion in the Reader, Article by Fiction Editor Beth Hill

“Balloon Girl” by  Angela Fountas (Quick Fiction Issue 11)

 

 

Spring After-School Programs

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*Wild Imagination Group for Elementary Schoolers*
This group is all about fun and discovery of the wonder of words. Sessions include action packed word-play, oral and written storytelling, exploration of poetry, engaging crafts, and games.  Meets Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. beginning April 7th. *Classes meet once a week for 8 weeks. Tuition is $95 per student.*

 

IMG_1821*Workshop Wednesdays for Middle Schoolers*

In this group, we’ll explore a variety of writing styles and genres: poetry, fantasy, mystery, sci-fi and more! Participants will hone their narrative skills and create original works to be compiled in a group anthology.  Meets Wednesdays from 4 p.m to 5:30 p.m. beginning April 6th. *Classes meet once a week for 8 weeks. Tuition is $95 per student.*

 

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*Edison Tale Spinners Group*                                                                                                                           This group is for Edison Elementary School 4th and 5th graders. We will be listening to and experimenting with different styles of storytelling, playing word games, and venturing into choose-your-own-adventure writing. Group meets Tuesdays, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 pm, beginning April 5th in the Barn classroom at Edison.*Classes meet once a week for 8 weeks. Tuition is $95 per student.*

 

*Private Tutoring (all ages)*
Do you have a student who could benefit from personally tailored support in academic writing? Do you know a young creative writer who would like to get one-on-one instruction on writing craft?  The Salmon House Writers Workshop offers individual creative or academic writing tutoring for budding writers of any age. Sessions are specifically designed to meet the needs of the student in an encouraging environment.

* Space is limited, so sign up for classes today.  Visit our registration page or call (541) 326-6112.*

Tale Spinners at Edison Elementary

Tale Spinners Tuesdays at Edison Elementary for 3rd-5th graders

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 This new group for Edison Elementary School is all about discovery of the wonder of words. Sessions include action packed word-play, storytelling, exploration of poetry, and fiction, engaging crafts, and games. Taught by Sallie Vandagrift of the Salmon House Writers Workshop.

 When: Tuesdays, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.                                                                                                                      January 19th through March 8th

Where: The Library at Edison Elementary School

Tuition is $95 per student. All class materials are included. Space is limited. To sign up please contact Sallie at (541) 326-6112 and visit the Programs page for a registration form.

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