MWP Summer 2011 Update

campusIt may be the hazy, lazy, dog days of summer but the Maine Writing Project is fully immersed in exciting summer activities –

  • The 2011 class of Fellows is beginning their third week of the Invitational Summer Institute. Twelve educators from diverse backgrounds – math teacher, homeschooling teacher, researcher, and even a wine store owner(!) – are lending their unique perspectives to the group which is expertly led this year by SI Co-directors Ken Martin ’99 and Karen Girvan ’07.
  • Three Young Authors Camps in Benton, Newport, and Orono have welcomed almost 100 aspiring writers from the 1st to 12th grade this week. MWP TCs have developed an engaging curriculum to encourage many genres of writing, including autobiography, poetry, and non-fiction. The young authors will spend the week sharing and celebrating their work in a supportive atmosphere. Look for samples of their finished work in future posts.
  • The Maine Writing Project has two summer courses,  The Literacy Institute and Developing Online Learning Expereinces, in full swing that can be applied to our online graduate studies. Both of these courses are skillfully instructed by Dave Boardman ’03 in person and online.

It’s not too late to get involved with MWP this summer!

There is still time to register for Seminar in the Crafting of Stories (August 1st – 5th) with celebrated Maine author, Monica Wood. Monica will be bring her expertise to the students in Orono for what promises to be an incredible experience. Check out her website to learn more about her writing life and read excerpts of her amazing work.

The Young Authors Camp will offer one last camp the week of August 8th-12th. Young writers still have the opportunity to sign up to attend the last camp of the season in one of the most beautiful places in America – Bar Harbor – on the water’s edge campus of the College of the Atlantic a stone’s throw from Acadia National Park. Let your young author experience the beauty of Mount Desert Island where amazing natural surroundings will inspire their work. Come write in the morning and explore in the afternoon!

If you have questions or need assistance in registering for our remaining summer offerings please call (207) 581-2443 or email.