Upcoming Workshops

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Summer camp!

Every year, Austin Bat Cave puts together free summer writing workshops. 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!

To sign up for these workshops, please go here.

 

Magical Realism (6th – 9th grade) Limited Space!
Location: BookPeople
June 4th – June 8th, 10am – 12:45pm

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, please go here.

Fiction Writing (5th – 8th grade) Waitlist Only!
Location: Austin Bat Cave, 1317 S. Congress Ave.
June 11th – June 15th, 9am – 12pm

This workshop is for the young writers who want to explore the craft and conventions of fiction. We will focus on different genres, but particular attention will be paid to the structure of short fiction. Students will produce a piece of polished fiction by week’s end.

To sign up for this workshop, please go here.

Poetry Writing (4th – 7th grade) Waitlist Only!
Location: Austin Bat Cave, 1317 S. Congress Ave.
June 25th – June 29th, 9am – 12pm

This workshop for young poets will explore a variety of different poetic forms including lyrics, sonnets, blank verse, and more. For the young William Carlos Williams or Louise Gluck in your life! In addition to written poetry, students will learn about slam and spoken word. The week will end with a reading of work by the students!

To sign up for this workshop, please go here.

Post-Apocalyptic (6th – 10th grade)
Location: Austin Bat Cave
July 9th – July 13th, 1pm – 4pm

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.

To sign up for this workshop, please go here.

CaveCast: Stories from Austin High Schoolers (8th – 12th grade)
Location: Austin Bat Cave
July 16th – July 20th, 1pm – 4pm

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 these workshops, please go here.

 

Past Workshops

On the Record: Music Journalism with Austin Bat Cave (Ages 11-18)

Magical Realism

Dungeons & Dragons/Roleplaying Workshop

Austin’s Post-Apocalyptic

Austin Bat Cave Presents…Poetry Comics with Bridget Brewer!

Science Fiction

Creating Languages

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