Middle School Creative Writing Summer Workshop

Monday, June 4-Friday,  June 8, 2018

Length: M-F, 1 week

Tuition: $400

Target Students: 20 talented and highly motivated middle school student writers

Instructor: Leslie Quigless

The Middle School Creative Writing Summer Workshop is a wonderful opportunity for talented, budding writers to discover their writing voices. During the Workshop, students will join in daily activities that will stimulate their writing appetites, as well as teach them the fundamentals of what story is all about. Students will study the various forms of creative writing in fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction pieces and discuss them, and they will have ample opportunity to practice what they learn. They will also go on literary fields trips that will boost their appreciation for and understanding of the writing art form, and they will have the privilege of learning first-hand from our esteemed Master Class instructors. During Master Class, professional writers share the writing techniques and exercises they use when crafting story in their fiction, poetry, and/or nonfiction, and they answer students’ questions about their creative writing processes.

Even more important, however, are the friendships and connections students will make with each other as they learn and grow together as storytellers. Team-building activities round out the curriculum so that students grow not only independently, but also as a unified whole, rooting for and sharing in each other’s progress. All of the program elements work in sync to provide the young writers a holistic and exciting creative writing experience from which they will emerge with enhanced and more nuanced awareness of themselves as writers. And best of all: they will have an AWESOME time doing so!

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Contact Leslie Quigless at lquigless@gmail.com

About the Instructor


Leslie Quigless is a writer and writing teacher who has taught literature and creative writing courses in New York, Brazil, and, most recently within Emory University's Continuing Education program.

She received a journalism degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and holds two master-level degrees in education from New York University and Harvard University. She is the founder of the Atlanta Young Writers Institute and Now I Get It! Tutoring Services and has been able to coach amazing students from across Atlanta individually and via summer programs in the art of storytelling as well as the skill of academic writing. She is working on her second novel.

Leslie previously held summer camps for the Atlanta Young Writers Institute at Agnes Scott College from 2011 to 2015.

Daily Schedule (10 a.m.-4 p.m.)

9:45-10:00 a.m. Drop off
10:00-11:00 a.m. Creative Writing Workshop #1
11:00-11:15 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Master Class with Guest Professional Writer or Field Trip
1:00-2:00 p.m. Lunch
2:00-3:00 p.m. Creative Writing Project Conferences and Independent Writing Time
3:00-3:45 p.m. Creative Writing Workshop #2
3:45-4:00 p.m. Reflection: Brief for tomorrow's day, dismissal