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Virtual Workshops & Summer Camps

ABC’s 2019 Summer Writing Retreat for Young Authors at St. Edward’s University.

Austin Bat Cave Presents: Live Write-In (6th–12th grade)

Interface: Zoom | Friday, July 10th, 3pm–4:15pm

Write alongside other teens and share your work open-mic style! During the write-in, you’ll be given a writing prompt and you’ll have 15 minutes to write independently. At the end of the 15 minutes, writers will have the opportunity to share their work open-mic style and get feedback from instructors and other teens. If you don’t want to share, you can just listen and hear how others responded to the prompt! Each Live Write-In will feature two prompts over the course of an hour.

Click here to reserve a spot.

OWL Pen Pal Program (4th–12th grade)

In partnership with Foundation Communities, Austin Bat Cave’s OWL Pen Pal Program connects and matches young people (4th grade and up) with senior citizens through a digital pen pal program that fosters meaningful connections between generations. Students will write (and receive) a minimum of two letters. Spread the word!

To become an ABC Youth Pen Pal, register here

Dungeons & Dragons Writing Camp (5th–9th grade) – FULL (Waitlist Only)

Interface: Zoom | July 20th–24th, 1pm–3pm each day

In this camp, students will create a fantasy character, designing everything from their physical traits to their backstory. Campers will work together in small groups to solve problems, defeat monsters, and save the day as they discover their stories and keep a journal of their daily adventures.

Click here to join the waitlist.

Screenwriting Camp (6th–10th grade)

Interface: Zoom | July 27th–28th, 1pm–3pm each day

Have an idea for a TV show or movie?  This camp is for aspiring screenwriters and directors. We’ll learn the elements of a good pitch, how to write a logline, what goes into a beat sheet, and how to begin writing your first script. The camp will make time for brainstorming in small groups and writing.  Students will get a chance to try out their pitch on a Hollywood producer on the last day of camp. 

Click here to reserve a spot.

Stay tuned for Fall 2020 virtual workshops to be announced in late August!

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