Portals Writing Academy Scheduled June 17-19

Monday, February 3, 2014

For those who love words, few joys rival the thrill of discovering your voice and making it heard.

Between June 17 and 19, the Portals Young Adult Writing Academy at Corban University will help young writers develop their craft and help them engage and impact the world around them. This is the only writers academy in the Pacific Northwest designed exclusively for men and women ages 13-23.

“Our words and voices do make a difference,” said author and academy coordinator Gina Ochsner. “This innovative academy represents a necessary convergence between craftsmanship and relevancy. During the academy, students will hone their craft and technique while sharing their work in an encouraging, nutritive setting.”

Course concentrations will include:

Creative Writing Craft and Technique with classes in the art and craft of fiction, spoken word art and slam poetry, creative nonfiction, screenwriting and more.

Composition Writing and Applied Writing with courses in composition writing, college entrance essay writing, writing for scholarships, opinion writing, nature and environmental writing and others.

Applied Arts with courses on how to make journals by hand and raw art journaling.

Students will get 20-minute, one-on-one mentoring sessions with nationally acclaimed authors and writing industry professionals who will give them encouragement and the tools they need to follow their writing dreams.

Participants will stay in the residence halls at Corban University. The academy costs just $350 and includes registration, lodging and nine meals.

Registration for the Portals Young Adult Writing Academy begins March 15. For more information, email Gina Ochsner at gochsner@corban.edu.

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