Do you have some writerly or bookish siblings looking for their people? Do you have a friend who wants to learn about story-writing and needs outside feedback? Is your child looking for some literary kindred spirits?
Yesterday I wrapped four years of teaching writing in our local homeschool organization. I've been privileged to have influenced almost 150 students ranging from 4th grade through highschool over the years. The last two years as our organization allowed me to create and teach a creative writing class were sweet. I was able to offer lectures and feedback to eager highschoolers who were passionate about stories.
I'm concluding my time there to transition into college life, but before I do, I wanted to offer online classes for YOUR readers and writers this summer. If you have kids looking for community during this strange quarantine season, it would be a privilege to work with them!
I've created four summer online classes for highschool and 6-8th grade. We'll be using Skype to dig into writing (with weekly feedback on their work) or literature (including authors like J.R.R. Tolkien, N.D. Wilson, L.M. Montgomery, and Emily Hayse.)
Classes start May 27 and 28, and registrations are already coming in!
• FICTION WRITING 101--13 and up, ideal for teens and early twenties beginning writers
• FICTION WRITING 101--6-8th grade (two six week camps available!)
• 6-8th grade SUMMER BOOK CLUB: unit studies and book discussion for guys and girls interested in fantasy and mythology
• 6-8th grade SUMMER BOOK CLUB (girls only): unit studies and book discussion for girls interested in courage and friendship.
Check out more details at www.schuylermcconkey.com/classes, and feel free to share this post with anyone who might be interested. We're online, so we can take students from all over!