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Teen Writing Groups

We offer programs for

Young Writers

throughout the year
Check the tabs below for more information on groups in your area.

WordsWorth 2020: Circuit Tree

An online summer creative writing residency for youth aged 11-19.

July 12 – 17 (ages 11-14), $250
July 19 – 24 (ages 15-19), $250

The first ten registrations or referrals to a friend who hasn’t attended our summer camp in a previous year will receive a free t-shirt.

From the creative minds that brought you WordsWorth and Drink the Wild Air, we are proud to present Circuit Tree, an online creative writing residency program for youth. Immerse yourself in a community of creatives as you learn from professional authors and playwrights in a week-long series of workshops. And that’s only the beginning – world building, song writing, Dungeons & Dragons, campfire, bedtime stories, and more digital adventures await you at Circuit Tree!

Young Journalist Program

The Young Journalist Program is for youth aged 15-19 looking to enter the field of journalism. This elite program allows Young Journalists to meet professionals in many fields of journalism, enabling them to ask questions and get the real scoop on what journalism is today as well as in the future. Young Journalists will create a print and/or online newspaper to give them practical experience in writing content, editing, organizing and publishing content. Using this content, the Young Journalists will create a portfolio that can be used to improve their chances of acceptance to the degree program of their choice.

Need more information? Contact the AWCS youth program director, Kim Firmston, [email protected]

Summer Fun Days

Wednesdays: 9am-3pm
July 10, 24, Aug 7, 14 (single day)

A series of writing workshops in July and August that will help youth continue to develop their writing skills in various creative subjects.

July 10 – Make a Movie
July 24 – Madness, Mystery, Mayhem!
August 7 – World Building
August 14 – Character Boot Camp

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Youth Summer Camps

Summer Writing Adventures for ages 9-13 – with Suzy Vadori

Unlocking the Secrets  
Explore different genres of writing with Themed Days! From non-fiction to the fantastic, mystery to playwriting, get to know how a story arc weaves its way through all our writing.

Teen Writing Camp for ages 13-17– with Dania Idriss
Myth, Magic, and Monsters 

Over the course of this week the students will learn a new myth or folktale from around the world each day. Then write their own stories (or poems) using myths, motifs, and characters in new and original works.

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Year-Round Writing Groups

Fostering creativity, community, and youth leadership in an accepting environment.

Reality Is Optional Writing Club (RIO) – Need a place that understands you? Come and join us. Youth-led, adult mentored. Guest speakers, writing games, art, improv, friends, and creativity. Play with your words — all you need is a notebook and pen.

Novelmancers Novel Writing Club – Heading out on a long project can be hard, but it’s made easier with friends. If you’re serious about writing and want to get that novel done, join us and lighten the load. We explore all aspects of novel writing from character to climax and everything in between.

Rogue Poets Poetry Club – Explore what poetry can be, then take it past those limits. Join Em Williamson, on a journey to the outer edges of poetry. Rogue Poets regularly have the opportunity to perform on stage as a group or individually (optional).

Dungeons & Dragons Role Playing Game Club – Enjoy fantasy? Want to live it? Then join us for this epic and wildly creative game called Dungeons and Dragons. Battle monsters, solve puzzles, find treasure and learn to work in a team while telling and experiencing your story together.

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YouthWrite Society Canada, a non-profit and charitable arts organization, is 23 years old! We are a group of passionate instructors and supervisors who have formed a collective to ensure that our camp and our vision carry on in perpetuity! We are committed to maintaining the calibre of instruction and wordplayfulness that have been the trademark of YouthWrite.

We invite YouthWriters everywhere, both current campers and alumni, to stay connected and to visit our site often. Here you can see your words and artwork in print, receive updates, check out young writers’ market information, register early for our camps, and access professional help from YouthWrite Society members.

Young Authors’ Club

When: Meets the first Tuesday of every month, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm
Location: The Grande Prairie Public Library
For ages 12 and up
Contact: For more information, contact Teresa at [email protected]

Sygnet’s Writers’ Group

When: Meets the first Tuesday of every month, from 7:30 to 8:45 pm
Location: The Grande Prairie Public Library
Contact: For more information, contact Teresa at [email protected]

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