Young Writer’s Summer Camp (Grades 4 - 7), The Drawing Board, Monday, 15. July 2019

This is a hands-on class in fiction designed to introduce young writers (Grades 4-7) to basic concepts in writing craft.  Led by Amber Royer, whose debut novel Free Chocolate was named one of Barnes & Noble's 25 Debuts to Watch for in 2018, the class is designed to get students comfortable with writing down stories and help them learn to communicate more clearly.  Each day students will write stories based on a variety of prompts, look at different genres of literature and what makes each so exciting, and learn the basics of what makes a story work.  They will also have the opportunity to share their work with the class. This will be done in a supportive, respectful, and constructively critical environment with the goal of getting them excited about how writing can connect them to others. 
This is a hands-on class, and the student will be able to take away with them a notebook of work and ideas.

Amber Royer, Instructor

Class size limited to 8 writers

Meets Monday - Friday, 10:00AM to 12:30PM / July 15, 2019 to July 19, 2019

Class meets at The Drawing Board at 75 & Campbell: 1900 Jay Ell Dr / Richardson, TX / 75081

Contact us HERE if you have any questions about this class.
Instructor Amber Royer's debut Science Fiction novel, a telenovela-inspired space opera, Free Chocolate, is coming June 2018 from Angry Robot Books (named one of Barnes & Noble SFF Blog’s 25 Debuts to Watch for in 2018 ). She holds a MLIS from The University of North Texas and a BA in English (with a certificate in creative writing) from Lamar University. She attended the Highlight's Foundation Chautauqua Workshop in 2010 on scholarship. She also teaches enrichment and continuing education creative writing classes for teens and adults at The University of Texas at Arlington. She is the group discussion leader for Saturday Night Write.  She is also an active member of W.O.R.D . (Writer's Organizations 'Round Dallas). She spent five years as a youth librarian, where she organized teen writers' groups and teen writing contests, and also had the privilege of writing part of the original classroom-use materials for NaNoWriMo's Young Writer's Program. In addition to two cookbooks co-authored with her husband, Amber has published a number of articles on gardening, crafting and cooking for print and on-line publications. Follow her on Twitter @amber_royer, visit her Facebook author page Amber Royer Author, get her writing prompts and coffee pics at her amberroyerauthor Instagram account, or find her online at

Young Writer’s Summer Camp (Grades 4 - 7)

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