We would like to thank all of you who have chosen WordsWorth Creative Writing Residency as THE place to spend a week this summer. I look forward to reuniting with those from summers past and to meet the new writers who will join us this July.
And for those who are on our waiting list–we hope to meet soon. Maybe you’d like to come and spend an evening with us? Write a comment here or contact me at [email protected] and we’ll see what we can arrange.
BUT there are more options! We don’t want you to go away sad. The Writer’s Guild of Alberta would like you to seriously consider attending INKPULSE! Check it out:
Need a summer writing camp, but can’t make it to Bragg Creek for WordsWorth? Try inkPulse, a day camp for writers ages 12-18 held in three locations accross Alberta. Registrations Now Open for Lethbridge and Grande Prairie!
Registrations can be mailed to:
c/o Writers Guild of Alberta
11759 Groat Road NW
Edmonton, AB T5M 3K6
OR faxed to: 780.422.2663 (attn. Writers Guild of Alberta)
The WGA will issue receipts for camp participants that can be used to claim the Children’s Arts Tax Credit. Camps may also be eligible to claim as child care expenses instead under certain circumstances. Visit the Canadian Revenue Agency’s website orcontact them for more information.
inkPulse started in Edmonton in 2009 and has since spread to other Alberta locations. At inkPulse, we tap into your imagination through creation, collaboration and diversity! Talented Canadian artists join forces to bring you exciting lessons incorporating movement, sound, performance and writing exercises, all designed to inspire text creation. The days are jam-packed. You will work individually, in small groups and with the entire ensemble; classes are taught by individual instructors, pairs of teachers and the whole teaching team.
Where are the Camps?
Sherwood Park: July 30 – August 3, 2012 at Strathcona County Public Library (401 Festival Lane).
Lethbridge: August 7-11, 2012 at Lethbridge Public Library (810 5 Ave South).
Grande Prairie: August 13-17, 2012 at Grand Prairie Public Library(101, 9839 – 103 Avenue).
A Day at inkPulse
Typically our day runs from 10am-5pm (may vary by location). Friday we have an extended day in order to celebrate the week with a wrap up event running from 5-7pm where participants present their work to their family and friends.
Each day, we begin with a warm-up, designed not only to prepare you vocally and physically for the work, but also to jump start your imagination and get your creativity flowing. Next, you will take part in a group writing activity, a lesson from one of our instructors, and then lunch. During the afternoon, you’ll have journaling time, take another class with our second instructor and attend a workshop hosted by a guest writer. inkPulse gives you the opportunity to express yourself freely while you connect with other creative teens and meet brilliant Canadian artists and we want to squeeze the most out of every moment.
Who Teaches There?
We hire fun, exciting and experienced instructors and guests to work with the participants of our camps. Past staff have included playwrights Sam Varteniuk and Ellen Chorley, poet Bob Stallworthy, street artist Tegan Forbes, journalist Trent Wilkie, novelist Karen Bass and clown Shantelle Landry. We strive to have a combination of artists from within the hosting community and from around the province.
Sherwood Park 2012 Instructors and Classes
Lethbridge 2012 Instructors and Classes
Grande Prairie 2012 Instructors and Classes
How Much Does It Cost?
Tuition for 2012 is $185.00.