Young Writers Workshop – July 6-7



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Wednesday, July 6th to Thursday July 7th

A Parent-Child Event for Students 12-16

Workshop Goals

to excite participants about writing

to simplify the creation process

to refine emerging talent

to inspire art and character

Each student must be accompanied by a parent

since Wizard Academy isn’t equipped to accept responsibility for minors.

Only 12 students will be accepted. Each will be 12 to 16 years of age.

Peter Nevland is a riveting writer, poet and performance artist, well known throughout England, Canada, Germany and Australia. (Just click his name to see him in performance mode.)

You and your child will laugh together and talk together as you learn things you never knew and think thoughts you’ve never thunk. Peter uses a highly interactive process that will help you see the possibilities and realities of writing.

Peter will:

Introduce You to the New

Reinvigorate Your Traditional Writing

Awaken the Colorful Writer Within You

Help You Find What You Have to Say

Teach You to Open Big, Use Facts, and Close Powerfully

Reveal to you the Power of Editing

Students will be taught and inspired, then given assignments. They will later read to the class what they’ve written. But don’t be afraid. Both of these men are gifted instructors and extremely good with young people. They’ll even make you feel good about what you’ve written. Yes, parents participate, too.

Coach Scott Fraser is a renowned coach and mentor of young people throughout Canada.

In his 3-hour session, Coach Scott will:

Explain the Six Success Attributes

Lead you to Create Three Worthy Goals

Teach you about Progressive Power Statements

Give you the gift of Centering

Introduce Visual Motor Rehearsal

These techniques help students discipline their minds to accomplish what they’ve set out to do. Your child will use what Coach Scott teaches them for the rest of their life. And you were there when they learned it.

(A room in Engelbrecht House has been set aside at no charge for each of the 12 parent-child duos. Please know that these rooms have only a single, queen-sized bed and the academy has no cots or trundle-beds or other such things to lend you. If parent and child are uncomfortable sharing a bed, you may want to bring an air mattress or consider staying in a hotel. Sorry, but we’re offering you all we’ve got. Wizard Academy is still a very new school and our accommodations are limited. But most people seem to be thrilled with them upon arrival. We’re betting you will be, too.)

2 days, 3 nights

Price: $1,800

includes both parent and child.

(Academy alumni receive a 50 percent discount.)

Additionally, financial help has been made available by a donor who has offered to pay fifty percent of the cost of tuition for any new student or alumni who wants to attend, but finds themselves financially unable. You will have to pay half of the cash price for which you qualify, the grant will pay for the other half, $450 for alumni, $900 for new students. To make application to receive a Rosenwald grant please email