A workshop with guest author Gordon Korman will highlight the Young Writers Academy at Penn State Harrisburg, June 21 to 25.
Hosted by the college’s Capital Area Writing Project, the Young Writers Academy is a week-long enrichment program for school students interested in exploring a variety of writing genres. Instructed by National Writing Project Fellows, the academy is open to students in grades 4 to 12. Each participant will receive a writing journal and one of Korman's books.
For information and registration, visit http://citl.hbg.psu.edu/cawp/YoungWritersAcademy.htm.
The award-winning author of more than 60 books for children and young adults, Korman will work with the students on Thursday, June 24. He wrote his first novel while in the seventh grade, published his first book while in ninth grade, and won the Air Canada Award for Promising Authors at age 16.
His most recent titles include: Framed, Pop, Zoobreak, The Juvie Three, Swindle, Schooled, Born to Rock, Jake Reinvented, and Maxx Comedy: The Funniest Kid in America.
Academy offerings are divided by grades. Participants may choose from the following courses: Poetry Pizzazz, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Let Drama Power Your Writing, Mystery and Fantasy Writing, and Events That Shape Us: An Autobiographical Multi-Genre Writing Experience.