Thursday, July 19, 2012

Graphic Noveling at Writopia

Writopia's full-day summer camps gave our students the opportunity to work with professional graphic novelist and Writopia dad, Steve Ross, and with Mei Kazama, a Writopia grad and art major at La Guardia High School, who will be starting at Williams College in the fall.

Our writers were able to bring their stories to life, and show us their own creative visions. Just look at some of what they produced:

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Summer at Writopia

For the first time in its 5-year life, Writopia is offering full-day summer programs for writers and playwrights. Campers spend the morning in workshop, writing and refining their pieces. In the afternoon, writers and playwrights can choose from 13 different electives, including illustrating their stories with a professional graphic novelist, playing outdoor sports like kickball but with a Writopia-twist, and even song writing with our music staff. Full-day campers also get to go on a trip once a week--a publishing house for Fiction&Fun camps or an off-Broadway play for Playwriting&Performance camps.

Last week our Fiction&Fun teens visited Penguin Books Publishing House.

...And our young poets visited Poets House, one of the "most comprehensive, open-stacks collections of poetry in the United States."

Playwriting&Performance camps culminated in a performance at Stand Up New York, a comedy club in the neighborhood.

Between four full camp groups and our half-day intensives, Writopia had a record 84 students in attendance last week! Read more!