Winter Writing Camp Registration Closed

Winter Writing Camp

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Winter Writing Camp 2020 will take place Saturday, February 8, from 9:30-3:00 at St. John’s Episcopal Church and the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning Valley. This is a free all-day event, including lunch and childcare. All ages and experience levels are welcome. No walk-ins, please.

Registration is now closed. Thank you to our community for such an enthusiastic response! If you are on the waiting list, we will notify you soon.


Here is the schedule of sessions. Participants will receive a program with this schedule, and more information about the sessions and teaching artists. Please consider this a draft; there may be changes to this program. See you soon!

9:00 – 9:30 Registration & Bagels
9:45 Welcome

Schedule Adults  Adults  Adults  Teens  5-7th Grade K-4th (K-1 w/ Adult)
Session 1
Barbara Sabol

Descriptive Language


Marion Boyer
Poetry Revision

Josh Nauman

Technical Writing


Meg Silver

5-7th Grade

Regis Coustillac

K-4th Grade

Carrie George

Session 2
Nikki Ericksen

Writing a Children’s Book 

Robin Wesson

Inspired by Maya Angelou 


Stephanie Stearns

5-7th Grade

Carrie George

K-4th Grade

Regis Coustillac

12:00-12:50 Lunch & Open Mic
Session 3

Katie Passerotti How to Open a Novel or Story


Bridgid Cassin

Poetry Touch & Taste

Mari Alschuler


5th Grade-Teens

Liz Skeels

K-4th Grade


Session 4
Storytelling Performance
Jocelyn & Robert Dabney

Please join us in thanking our funders Harrington, Hoppe & Mitchell; Anita Gorman;  Maureen Reardon and St. John’s Episcopal Church. Thank you!

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