What: An intensive writing workshop experience that takes students from blank page to finished — and published — novel.
Where: Open Books West Loop.
When: July 10 – 28th from 9 to 12:30, Monday through Thursday with an option write-in session on Fridays followed by monthly workshops (Second Saturdays Aug-Apr)
Who: 7th-12th grade students, Open Books staff, and volunteer writing coaches.
Price: $500 per student until May 31; $550 until June 15 deadline. Fees include more writing days, materials, daily snacks, sessions with artists and designers, books to keep, and a copy of the published novel. Scholarships available upon application.
Plus: Each session culminates in a gala Author Launch at the award-winning Open Books store. Friends and family gather to hear excerpts from the newly published novels, join in a toast to their authors’ achievements, and celebrate the hanging of a commemorative poster in the store.
Prospective writing coaches: Join us as a volunteer!