The Writers Society

Discover how great writers use reading to learn new skills and improve their craft. During this camp we’ll read and write, walk and write, and talk and write, as well as rub shoulders with fellow campers and prepare a piece of writing to share. You’ll spend time each day in the library and in the campus bookstore, explore a few museums, and learn from published authors. If you love to read and write, this camp is for you!

Grade Level: Entering 7–9
Dates and Time: June 12–16, 2017, 9:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m.
Tuition: $229.00

Tuition includes five days of instruction, writing materials, a printed anthology, lunch everyday, and a publishing party for friends and family to attend.

Tentative Schedule

Daily Schedule
9:00–9:30 a.m. Scribble
9:30–11:00 a.m. Lesson/library time
11:00–11:10 a.m. Break
11:10–11:30 a.m. Discussion
11:30–12:30 p.m. Lunch at the Cannon Center
12:30-1:30 p.m. Scribble
1:30-2:30 p.m. Campus Fielld Trip
2:30-2:45 p.m. Break
2:45-3:30 p.m. Writing Time
3:30-4:00 p.m. Anthology Prep 

Sponsored by Brigham Young University's College of Humanities and BYU Continuing Education.

Sadie Rawlinson teaches ninth grade English in Jordan School District. She received her teaching degree from Brigham Young University and her master's degree from Southern Utah University. She continues to learn how to read, write, and teach more effectively by taking classes and reading books. She is a fellow of the Central Utah Writing Project and has taught summer writing camps at BYU since they first launched in 2012. When she isn’t teaching writing camps during the summer, she is planning a trip, traveling, or enjoying the memories of her travels. She also enjoys camping, biking, being around teenagers, speaking Italian, and eating pasta and gelato.

Amanda Fawcett likes to say that she has taught every age from 2 up to 92. She is currently in her third year of teaching language arts and journalism. She taught English as a Second Language for a year in Salt Lake City and preschool for five years while in college. She served an LDS mission in Chile. Amanda received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Utah. She recently became a fellow of the Central Utah Writing Project. She loves laughing, humor, being spontaneous, and finding ways to twist and change ideas to make them new.