Middle School Creative Writing Virtual Workshop

Monday, June 29th - Friday, July 3rd, 2020

Length: M-F, 1 week

Tuition: $300

Target Students: 12 talented and highly motivated middle school student writers per course offering

Instructor: Daryl Funn

Description of the camp:
The Middle School Creative Writing Virtual Workshop is a wonderful opportunity for talented, budding writers to discover their writing voices. During this virtual course, students will join in multiple activities that will stimulate their writing appetites, as well as teach them the fundamentals of storytelling. Students will witness firsthand the various forms of writing: fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, slam poetry, publishing, and digital storytelling. They will have opportunities to learn from master guest speakers and virtual field trips that will boost their appreciation and understanding of the writing process.

Even more important are the friendships and connections students will make with each other as they learn and grow together as storytellers. Team building activities in a virtual environment round out the camp experience so students develop an appreciation for each other’s progress. Every workshop and MasterClass works in tandem to provide the young writers with a holistic and exciting creative writing experience. They will emerge with an enhanced awareness of themselves as effective writers and storytellers. And best of all: they will have an AWESOME time doing so!


What technology is required?
Each participant should have access to a desktop or laptop computer with a built-in microphone and webcam and reliable internet access. Smaller devices, such as phones or tablets, can be used for writing and storing information purposes.
Are there any materials required?
A composition or spiral notebook, pens and pencils
How is the class managed?
The structure of the class will be concert style. The participants will be encouraged to use their voices to inspire each other and share experiences.




Limited scholarships available; apply early.


Contact Daryl Funn at mistafunn@gmail.com

About the Instructor


Daryl Funn is an author, poet and teaching artist who has written and implemented various creative writing curriculums for elementary, middle and high school students through the Alliance Theater's Arts for Learning program.

Having taught in Atlanta, Fulton, Fayette, and Dekalb counties for more than 10 years he has seen his digital storytelling and poetry lesson plans continually expand to more schools across Georgia and going as far as South Carolina. With the curriculum writing he also assessed students’ progress throughout the residency and work closely with other teachers to ensure work met required and often grade specific literacy standards. While authoring three books he spent the last 5 years as assistant facilitator and master poet with Leslie Quigless for the middle and high school Creative Writing Intensive at Agnes Scott. He also coaches performance poetry and works to educate students of all ages on publishing and copywriting.

Daily Schedule

8:45 - 9:00 a.m. Zoom check-in waiting area
9:00 - 9:45 a.m. Creative Writing Workshop #1 Prompted individual or group exercise in a particular writing field.
9:45 - 10:00 a.m. Break- Time to get away from the computer to clear the mind and get focused for the next session.
10:00 - 10:45 a.m. Master Class #1-Professional lesson, Guest Talk, or Virtual Field Trip.
10:45 - 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 - 11:45 a.m. Master Class #2-Professional lesson, Guest talk, or Virtual Field Trip.
11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Break
12:00 - 12:30 p.m.  Creative Writing Workshop #2-Prompted individual or group exercise in a particular writing field. 1-on-1 consultations to review independent projects.Independent /small group writing time.
12:30 - 12:45 p.m. Reflection
12:45 - 1:00 p.m. Wrap Up. Conclude Meeting