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Creative Writing Workshop

Basking Ridge
Rising Grade 6 - 8
Dates in Jun, Jul, Aug (2 weeks) View All
2-hour Morning Class
Signature Program
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$990 / 2 Week Session

Course Description

The Creative Writing workshop offers aspiring student writers the opportunity to explore and develop their talent in a safe and stimulating environment. During the workshop, students will learn tools and strategies for developing their writing craft. Areas of focus include developing character, effectively employing figurative language, and playing with diction and rhetoric. This workshop is not genre-specific, so students will be free to write in a genre of choice while focusing on elements of craft. Students will, however, be encouraged to take risks and also write in genres and styles that are unfamiliar to them. This is a writing-intensive workshop, yet students will also be expected to read extensively from an anthology created specifically for writers. Part of our daily discussion will include the deconstruction of model texts that we will use to learn about writing craft. By the end of the workshop, students will have created a mini-portfolio to showcase their work.


Session Weeks Times
Session 1 June 24 – 28 8:15 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.
Session 1 July 1 – 5 8:15 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.
Session 2 July 22 – 26 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Session 2 July 29 – Aug 2 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.


Lunch is not provided, but add-on is available.

What to Pack

  • A water bottle

Camp Credentials

  • This course is run by a Pingry faculty member or adjunct teacher.

Drop-Off/Pick-up Location

Middle School Entrance

What to Expect

Enrichment. Advancement. Development. A Summertime Taste of Pingry’s Academics.

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