Summer 2024: Weeklong Kids’ Summer Writing Camps in Austin, Texas!

Empowering young writers to find their voices and build community as they explore three writing genres—fiction, poetry and memoir—in this fun, inspiring half-day summer camp.

My philosophy:

Everyone is a storyteller. Everyone has a unique voice. And everyone has something important to say. I delight in helping young writers connect with their own voices and perspectives, and supporting them in telling their stories, their way.

How the camps are structured:

Each weeklong writing camp runs from 9 AM–12 noon, Monday through Friday, in my home in Southwest Austin. During our time together, we will gain daily inspiration from mentor texts, and then write together each day and share our readings aloud. We will provide positive feedback to encourage each other’s voices and help each other to develop our work. By Friday, we will each have developed a favorite piece of writing, and will have the option of reading it aloud in an open-mic-style gathering (parents/guardians, siblings and friends are invited to attend—refreshments provided!).

Along with instilling a love of creative writing in kids and helping them explore their unique voices, I welcome diversity and prioritize creating a safe and nurturing environment for all.

Max capacity:

10 participants* per camp/weeklong workshop. Ages 10–14 welcome, along with all genders, sizes, races and creeds.

Session 1:

June 24–28, 2024, 9 AM–12 noon daily
     *The June session is currently FULL*

Session 2:

July 22–26, 2024, 9 AM–12 noon daily
     *There are currently SIX spots open in the July session*

Session fee:

$275.00 (sibling discounts available). Includes daily snacks and water bottles as well as writing supplies (pens, journals and more). Participants are also welcome to bring their own snacks/hydration.

About me:

I am a professional writer published in fiction and non-fiction, with writings available across the Web. I am also a former 7th-grade Language Arts teacher and a Teaching Consultant with the National Writing Project. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing and a Master’s in Secondary Education. Exploring writing with kids—through reading others’ writings and developing our own—is my absolute pleasure and honor. Learn more about me here!

To register:

Please email with your preferred session! Venmo and PayPal accepted along with personal checks!