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The Young Writers’ Workshop will be located in the Olive B. O’Connor Student Center (also known as the Coop) on the Colgate campus.
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Young Writers Workshop
Students and their families are invited to attend the
Celebration of Writing on Friday from 1:15–3:00 p.m.
Join us for cake as we celebrate the week's work!

2019 Workshop Schedule

Monday, July 29 – Wednesday, July 31


 8:30 a.m.   Arrival and check-in
 9:00 a.m.   Greetings and announcements
 9:15 a.m.   Presentation & reading by visiting author; Q&A
 9:45 a.m.   6th - 8th grades: craft talk and writing activity led by visiting writer
 9th - 12th grades: work with teachers and interns in predetermined work space
 10:30 a.m.   Stretch 'n' snack!
 10:45 a.m.   Break in to small work groups led by the visiting author
 12:15 p.m.   Lunch and games
 1:00 p.m.   Optional time: additional workshop; activity of the day (eg. climbing wall); 
 rec time (pool, hiking)
 3:00 p.m.   6th - 8th grades: work with teachers and interns. 
 9th - 12th grades: craft talk and writing activity led by visiting writer
 4:30 p.m.   Pick up

Thursday, August 1

 8:30 a.m.  Arrival and check-in
 9:00 a.m.    Greetings and announcements
 9:15 a.m.  6th - 12th grades: Grammar and editing tips presentation with speaking lesson with
 Ashley Stagner, Creative Director, YWW
 9:45 a.m.  6th - 12th grades: Sharing and editing session
 10:15 a.m.   Stretch 'n' snack!
 10:30 a.m.  6th - 12th grades: Field trip to Case-Geyer Library to type YWW book entry
 12:15 p.m.  Lunch and games
 1:30 p.m.  Tournament of YWW Writing / Ho Tung Visualization Lab
 3:00 p.m.  Optional time: swim, hike, basketball, board games, tour of campus  
 4:30 p.m.    Pick up

Friday, August 2

 8:30 a.m.   Arrival and check-in
 9:00 a.m.   Greetings and announcements
 9:15 a.m.  Mini-Workshop/Activity #1
 10:00 a.m.   Stretch 'n' snack!
 10:15 a.m.  Mini-Workshop/Activity #2
 11:45 a.m.  Speaking practice in small groups
 12:15 p.m.  Lunch
 1:15 p.m.  Celebration of writing with YWW writers and parents 
 Cake and book distribution in the O'Connor media lounge
 1:55 p.m.  Young Writers' present their pieces in Love Auditorium, Olin Hall
 3:00 p.m.   Conclusion of YWW 2019

What to Bring

Bring the following supplies with you each day:
  • Lunch from home.
  • A notebook or your journal and something to write with!
  • Swimsuit and towel (optional for afternoon recreation time).
  • Comfortable shoes.