10 - 14 yrs
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Jun 21, 2021 - Jun 25, 2021
10:00am - 12:30pm CDT
Campers will explore images, express feelings, and practice creative collaboration through poetry writing. Over the course of the week, we will read poetry, reflect on craft, keep journals, and write and revise both individual and group poems. Our last day will feature a poetry reading to which parents and friends are invited. Student work will be published in the Girls With Pens Anthology and blog.
Teacher Laurie Filipelli is the author of two books of poems, "Elseplace" (2013) and "Girl Paper Stone" (2018), and holds an M.F.A in Poetry from Indiana University. She has taught high school English, trained writers to teach in public schools, led poetry camps for Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, and helped countless students on their college admission journey through her coaching business Mighty Writing, LLC.
Please provide your child with pencil and paper for the writing exercise.
How To Participate
You will receive an email 30 minutes before class starts with a link to the class and access instructions.
Reviews for Girls With Pens
5.0 out of 5
Based on 23 provider ratings
Aug 25, 2020
Girls with Pens is great. My daughter had fun and was challenged. This is her second class through them. Highly recommend.
Jul 23, 2020
My son loved using his imagination and said that Laurie made it easy and fun.
Poetry and Imagination for Boys & Girls Levels 1 & 2
Location: On-Line | Instructor: Laurie Filipelli
Jul 2, 2020
I love that I could hear him belly laughing during class and having a wonderful time.
Jul 1, 2020
Excellent experience as always!
Jul 1, 2020
Carolyn is so good at pushing the comfort zone of the kids, and it just ignites their imaginations. When they realize they can tear down boundaries, write together, write alone, etc., they just take off like rocket ships. Really a great class.
About Girls With Pens
Girls With Pens is a creative writing organization for kids aged 8-16. While pop culture and peer pressure are telling tweens and teenagers to be like everyone else, Girls With Pens celebrates individual voices and offbeat imaginations. While the organization began as "Girls" with Pens we understand that this name is limiting. We offer camps and workshops for boys and girls and affirm and include children who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. Our legal name is Girls With Pens LLC but our camps are offered under the name Kids With Pens.