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By January 22, 2014 Read More →

Find Your Voice: Writing Camp for Young Authors

Find Your Voice: Writing Camp for Young Authors

July 14-18  Grades 3-5, 6-8

DOWNLOAD: Finding Your Voice Enrollment Form_2014

We all have stories to tell. Using the resources and the grounds of the Monadnock Center for History and Culture, we will build on the stories of others’ lives to create our own. Young writers will discover and write about their families and their own communities. We will write from artifacts and our senses, from remnants of the past as well as what we find around us, sharing our stories as we begin to write our own history. The camp is co-sponsored by the Monadnock Center and the National Writing Project in New Hampshire. Young Writers Camp

Camp is for students entering grades 3-5 or 6-8. Special discounts are available for early registration and siblings.

Each day at camp students will do craft activities, write in different genres and from different prompts, and share our stories with each other and learn to give feedback. Every morning we start with having campers guess the function of an old artifact from the Center’s collection. We visit the Center’s Old Schoolhouse, Mill House and Kitchen and use those places as our inspiration for writing. We even venture onto the beautiful grounds of the Monadnock Center and into the town of Peterborough for a writing marathon. On the final day of camp, we invite friends and family to a celebration where we share our writing.


Jill Lawler is a retired English teacher;  she works with teachers and students around the state through the National Writing Project of New Hampshire.

Liz Lawler has taught kindergarten, second and third grade at Antrim Elementary School for the past six years; previously she was a teacher in the Leadership Decisions Institute at Camp Kieve in Nobleboro, Maine.

Cost: $125.00 per camper per session

Special discounts:  Family discount: $10.00 off the tuition of each additional child from the same family. Early registration: send in form by June 1, 2013 and receive a $10.00 discount. Some scholarship assistance is available. 

Questions? Contact  jilltlawler@nullgmail.com

The Monadnock Center for History and Culture and the National Writing Project in New Hampshire (at Plymouth State University) are both non-profit institutions.

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