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Daily Activities (2014)

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 participants posing with copies of their reading materialsWe are excited to announce some changes to the Young Writers' Workshop for the summer of 2014!

We are dividing the program such that 6th–8th graders will work with the visiting author in the morning and their classroom teachers and mentors in the afternoon, while 9th–12th graders will work with the author in the afternoon after starting pieces with their classroom teachers and mentors in the morning. We hope that this change will allow more structure, comfort, and overall writing time for the students.

Monday, August 4 – Thursday, August 7:
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. — Arrival at The Olive B. O’Connor Student Center (The COOP)
4:30 p.m. — Pick up at the COOP

Friday, August 8:
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. — Arrival at the COOP
12:00 p.m. — Pick up at the COOP or Celebration of Writing* until 3:00 p.m.

*Students and their families are invited to attend the Celebration of Writing Friday, August 8, from Noon to 3 p.m. at the O'Connor Campus Center (COOP), featuring a catered lunch for students, cake for everyone, and readings of student work. The celebration will end at 3:00 p.m.

What to Bring

Bring the following supplies with you each day:
  • Bagged lunch (except Friday)
  • Composition book, pen and/or pencil
  • Swimsuit and towel (optional for afternoon recreation time)
  • Comfortable shoes