Upcoming Workshops

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Saturday Workshops!

Austin Bat Cave Presents…Poetry Comics with Bridget Brewer!

Saturday, April 1st from 10am – 1pm at Austin Bat Cave. LUNCH INCLUDED!

This workshop is open to students ages 12-16 years old. Click here to register!

Do you like poetry?  Do you like comic books?  Do people tell you those two things don’t go together?  Let’s spend a Saturday proving them wrong as we learn about poetry comics, a brand-new kind of writing where poetics and images make anything possible!  We’ll learn tools for writing and drawing, we’ll push the boundaries of the possible, we’ll explore the work of other poet comic artists, and we’ll leave the class with our own completed poetry comic.  No experience in either drawing or writing is necessary here – just a curious mind and a love of the strange!

Click here to register!

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Summer camping with Austin Bat Cave!

Every year, Austin Bat Cave puts on free writing summer camps all over the city. At this time, our summer programming is closed, but scroll down to see some of the workshops we have offered in the past.

Past Workshops

Science Fiction (Ages 9-12)

July 18th – July 22nd, 10:00am – 1:00pm

Location: Terrazas Branch–Austin Public Library (1105 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702)

Space travel, friendly aliens (or are they?) and distant planets: not only will campers read classic science fiction tales, they will also write their own. Kids will spend the week building different worlds and imagining the rules of their universe. With icky creatures and galactic invasion, anything is possible with their vast imaginations!

Austin’s Post-Apocalyptic (Ages 12-16)

July 11th – July 15th, 9am – 5pm

Location:Barnes & Noble–Arboretum (10000 Research Blvd #158, Austin, TX 78759)

Get ready to explore a post-apocalyptic Austin! This camp is for kids ages 11-14 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. Click here to sign up!

Creating Languages (Ages 12 – 16)

July 11th – July 22nd, 1 pm – 4 pm

Location: Blanton Museum of Art200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78701

Ever wondered what’s up with Harry Potter’s weird Latin? Could there ever be a language based entirely on musical notes? Why do all the aliens in Star Wars speak English? Austin Bat Cave is proud to partner with the Blanton Museum for a workshop on creating language! Campers will learn about fictional languages (e.g. Dothraki, Elvish, Klingon) and their use in short stories, movies, TV shows, and video games. Not only will ABC students be creating and telling stories in their own languages, but also exploring an exciting Chinese art installation–Book from the Sky! We’ll conclude the week with a public reading and exhibit of student work at the Blanton Museum for family and friends.

 

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