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NEW SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY:
The Ross Creek Centre for the Arts and The Writer’s Federation of Nova Scotia invite YOU to send us your writing for a chance to win a full scholarship to the 2013 Ross Creek Summer Academy
Deadline: Submissions must be POSTMARKED December 15, 2012
Submit 5 pages of your best poetry, fi ction, playwrighting, journalism etc.
You must also include a cover page with your name, grade, age, school, full mailing address, email, and phone number. Submissions must be typed in 12 point font, double-spaced on white, single-sided paper.
(Poetry may be single spaced. Playwriting may be in a single-spaced script format.)
Open to writers aged 14-18 who could attend the Academies from August 4-16, 2013.
Mail your submissions to:
Ross Creek Academy Writing Competition,
Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS B3H 4P7
About the Academies
Please note, while we outline here some of the goals of the specific academy, the academies are also all collaborative. Students will have core disciplines and mentors while also being challenged to work with students in other disciplines. This creates a more open and creative cross-disiplinary dialogue and community of young artists who can work in other artistic “languages.”
Students in the Writer’s Academy develop their skills as writers through in depth instruction from professional writers and peer review with ample time to focus on their work.
August 4 -16, 2013
In recognition of the varied skills required to be a working writer, students will work on both creative and journalistic writing. The combination of genres is tailored with different emphasis in projects to nurture the students in their preferred form while giving them tools and skills for the others. In Poetry, we focus on lyric, narrative and dramatic poetry, and introduce students to traditional and contemporary poets. Students will explore textures of language, voice, image, metaphor and context through writing and revising various poetic forms. Looking at Fiction, we focus on short story development, exploring structure, character development, conflict and resolution, dialogue and the craft of revision. Playwrighting sessions encourage students to think theatrically about situations and dialogue and they will all see the onsite professional theatre production in support of their work. Journalism brings together the creative element and the news, with explorations of news and profile journalism, as well as commentaries.
Students will participate in workshops in which their work will be instructively critiqued by instructors and peers, allowing them to refine their craft through revision. The session culminates in a public reading in which students present their individual and collaborative work. A literary newsletter is produced at the end of the program and becomes part of the student portfolio.
All academy students are required at morning warm-up and should bring comfortable clothes.
Academy program fees
Overnight students $1000 + HST
Materials Fee: $75 + HST
NEW DISCOUNTS FOR EARLY BIRDS!
15% Early Bird for camp fees if you pay in full by December 1.
- 10% if you pay in full by January 15
- 5% if you pay in full by March 15
- 10% If you are a returning camper and you bring a friend who has never been!
- 5% for camp fees for multiple children in the same immediate family or multiple camps
- 5% for families with family memberships
Click here to see the Academy Prep List
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Click here to see the general schedule of the Academies
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