Upcoming Workshops

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Free Summer Camps!

Every year, Austin Bat Cave puts together free writing camps all over the city. These camps are open registration for students in Austin and surrounding cities. Students are provided with everything they will need including snacks & water. In some cases, lunch is provided. If you have any questions, please e-mail our Program Director!

CaveCast: Podcast Writing and Recording (Ages 13-18) 

June 5th – June 9th, 1pm – 4pm Location: Austin Bat Cave

Want to tell stories and broadcast them to millions of listeners all over the internet? Ready to do some journalistic digging and get to the bottom of what’s really going on? This summer camp for high schoolers will focus on the many different genres of podcasts and how to write, record, and produce. Campers will get the opportunity to work with professionals from the world of radio and podcasting. Podcasts will be featured on Austin Bat Cave’s website and social media pages!

To sign up for this workshop, go here!

Magical Realism (Ages 12-16)

June 12th – June 16th, 10am – 1pm Location: BookPeople

Kids can let their imaginations run wild by combining the ordinary with the fantastical at Austin Bat Cave’s Magic Realism summer workshop! This program will encourage students to break the rules of everyday reality by infusing their writing with magical elements: trees can talk, statues can come to life, humans can have secret superpowers… the possibilities for creativity and invention are endless. Students will read story excerpts, hear from guest speakers, talk through their ideas in daily brainstorming sessions, and craft their very own short stories inspired by this magical fiction genre.

To sign up for this workshop, go here!

Dungeons & Dragons/Roleplaying Workshop (Ages 8-15)

June 19th -June 23rd, 10am – 1pm Location: Dragon’s Lair

Battle your way through nests of monsters alongside paladins and knights in order to find the lost treasure of Mystara! This summer writing workshop explores the world of tabletop role-playing games like the ever-popular Dungeons & Dragons series and more! Students will write their own stories and play through the worlds they create in this week-long workshop.

To sign up for this workshop, go here!

Austin’s Post-Apocalyptic (Ages 11-16)

July 10th – July 14th, 1pm – 4pm Location: Austin Bat Cave and Bamberger Ranch*

Get ready to explore a post-apocalyptic Austin! This camp is for kids ages 11-16 who want to write apocalyptic, dystopian, or futuristic fiction (Think Hunger Games. Think Divergent. Think Uglies). Campers will re-imagine their city and neighborhoods in post-apocalyptic terms and bringing these worlds to life on the page. Guest speakers will provide information about futuristic energy, food, governments, and technology. Over the course of the workshop, students will complete one short story and do a public reading.

*On Wednesday, students will travel to a ranch preserve in Johnson City. Please e-mail ali@austinbatcave.org for more information

To sign up for this workshop, go here!

Past Workshops

Austin Bat Cave Presents…Poetry Comics with Bridget Brewer!

Science Fiction (Ages 9-12)

Creating Languages (Ages 12 – 16)

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