Write Now@Wheelock

Camp Dates: July 17 - July 28, 2017

Attend one week or both!

WriteNow@Wheelock is a summer creative writing program for teenagers in the Greater Boston area directed by writing faculty and alumni from Wheelock College. Write Now's mission is to provide opportunities for junior high and high school students who may not have access to creative writing programs in their schools.

Write Now Camper ReadingCampers advance their critical thinking skills by reading, discussing, and producing creative texts. Successful writers emerge from successful readers who understand the fundamentals of writing, including genre, form, purpose, audience, and literary technique, and the program's faculty and facilitators focus on developing these fundamentals in their workshops.

Write Now participants engage with all these aspects of literature as they work independently and collaboratively to write about math, science, art, history, the natural world, their environment, and their personal lives. They are also encouraged to reflect on the effect writing, especially creative writing, has on their local, national, and global communities.

Creative Writing Camps Help Teens:

  • Write Now Campers Working on ProjectStrengthen their critical thinking and analysis skills
  • Develop strategies for creating effective arguments and structure
  • Expand their vocabulary and understanding of language
  • Learn strategies for effective communication
  • Build confidence by expressing themselves and sharing their ideas
  • Become empowered, skillful academic and personal writers
  • Prepare for successful careers in business, community advocacy, creative writing, cultural organizations, editing and publishing, education, global communications, government, journalism, law, library science, marketing, museums, nonprofit sectors, philanthropy, public policy, research institutions, and social media

Write Now@Wheelock Staff

Director Gillian Devereux received her MFA from Old Dominion University, where she also studied composition and rhetoric, specializing in multilingual writing instruction. She directs the writing center at Wheelock College and teaches creative writing in their Humanities and Writing program. She has directed and taught in various community based writing organizations, including the Writers-in-Community outreach program and the Muse Writing Center in Norfolk, Virginia. She has worked with international and multilingual students in high school and college settings since 1997, developing curriculum and extracurricular activities designed to support and encourage multilingual language proficiency. Her classes emphasize literary citizenship, digital literacy, experimental approaches to literary forms, and advocacy.

Assistant Director Vanesa Pacheco received her BA in Literature and Communications from Wheelock College and will graduate from the Stonecoast Creative Writing program at the University of Southern Maine with an MFA in poetry in 2018. She has taught writing and literature at Malvern College in Qingdao, China and currently works as an academic mentor for the Steppingstone Foundation. She works as a freelance writer and a book reviewer for The Fem. Her interests include bilingual and experimental poetry, horror, surrealism, literary citizenship, and digital communication.

Program Details and Cost

Write Now Campers WritingCamp Dates/Times: July 17, 2017 - July 28, 2017, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. You may register for either week or the full camp.

Who: WriteNow@Wheelock accepts students entering tenth and eleventh grade in Fall 2017.

Cost: $475 per week, with a $100 discount for campers who register for both weeks of camp. Snacks will be provided every day; lunch will be provided on Fridays only.

Early Bird Discount: Campers who register and pay in full before April 1, 2017 will pay $425 per week, with a $100 discount for campers who register for both weeks of camp.

Scholarships: A limited number of scholarships will be available through the Write Now Scholarship Fund. Contact Gillian Devereux at gdevereux@wheelock.edu for eligibility.

How to Register

2017 registration is closed.

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