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Creative Writing Summer Program in Long Island

In May, the Usdan staff announced the cancellation of in-person camp for Summer 2020. You can read the full announcement here.

This summer, we are excited to launch Usdan Online: Usdan's online arts education program. Usdan Online aims to provide excellent arts instruction and to create a thriving community of young artists that is not dependent on being together physically. Learn more about Usdan Online here. 

Summer Writing Classes For Kids & Teens

Creative Writing at Usdan takes full advantage of New York City’s pool of exceptional writers to lead our summer creative writing programs. Our faculty is comprised of accomplished authors who are also experienced in nurturing students in the discipline and art of writing.

Whether their preferred form is poetry, plays, short stories, novels, or non-fiction, our young storytellers get to practice their writing in small, collaborative groups. Working in peaceful, open air writing studios on Long Island, our writers build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while experimenting with the core elements of storytelling like style, structure, setting, point of view, conflict and resolution.  One vital element of our teaching involves encouraging our students to experience empathy, both as an ingredient and a result of their writing practice.  Finally, all writing students gain invaluable editorial experience by shaping and contributing their works to a new installment of Usdan’s literary magazine, Painting with Words.

2020 Majors

Creative Writing; Making Magic & Monsters.

2020 Minors

Creative Writing; Performance Poetry & Podcasting.

 

Classes

Creative Writing (Major)

Available for 3 week, 4 week, 7 week sessions.
Major classes.
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Creative Writing (Minor)

Available for 3 week, 4 week, 7 week sessions.
Minor classes.
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Creative Writing: Making Magic and Monsters

Available for 3 week, 4 week, 7 week sessions.
Major classes.
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Performance Poetry and Podcasting - NEW

Available for 3 week, 4 week, 7 week sessions.
Minor classes.
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Creative Writing (Major)

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

Yellow pencil shaped like a U Icon

Creative Writing (Major)

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

Yellow pencil shaped like a U Icon

Creative Writing (Major)

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

Yellow pencil shaped like a U Icon

Creative Writing (Major)

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

Yellow pencil shaped like a U Icon

Creative Writing (Major)

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

Yellow pencil shaped like a U Icon

Creative Writing (Major)

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

Yellow pencil shaped like a U Icon

Creative Writing (Major)

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

Yellow pencil shaped like a U Icon

Creative Writing (Major)

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

Yellow pencil shaped like a U Icon

Creative Writing (Major)

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

Yellow pencil shaped like a U Icon

Creative Writing (Major)

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

Yellow pencil shaped like a U Icon

Creative Writing (Major)

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

Yellow pencil shaped like a U Icon

Creative Writing (Major)

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

Yellow pencil shaped like a U Icon

Creative Writing (Major)

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

Yellow pencil shaped like a U Icon

Creative Writing (Major)

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

Yellow pencil shaped like a U Icon

Creative Writing (Major)

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

Yellow pencil shaped like a U Icon

Creative Writing (Major)

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

Yellow pencil shaped like a U Icon

Creative Writing (Major)

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

Yellow pencil shaped like a U Icon

Creative Writing (Major)

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

Yellow pencil shaped like a U Icon

Creative Writing (Major)

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

Yellow pencil shaped like a U Icon

Creative Writing (Major)

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

Yellow pencil shaped like a U Icon

Creative Writing (Major)

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 6 to 12
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

Yellow pencil shaped like a U Icon

Creative Writing (Minor)

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

Yellow pencil shaped like a U Icon

Creative Writing (Minor)

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

Yellow pencil shaped like a U Icon

Creative Writing (Minor)

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

Yellow pencil shaped like a U Icon

Creative Writing (Minor)

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

Yellow pencil shaped like a U Icon

Creative Writing (Minor)

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

Yellow pencil shaped like a U Icon

Creative Writing (Minor)

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

Yellow pencil shaped like a U Icon

Creative Writing (Minor)

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

Yellow pencil shaped like a U Icon

Creative Writing (Minor)

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

Yellow pencil shaped like a U Icon

Creative Writing (Minor)

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

Yellow pencil shaped like a U Icon

Creative Writing (Minor)

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

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Creative Writing (Minor)

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

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Creative Writing (Minor)

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

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Creative Writing (Minor)

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

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Creative Writing (Minor)

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

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Creative Writing (Minor)

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

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Creative Writing (Minor)

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

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Creative Writing (Minor)

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

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Creative Writing (Minor)

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

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Creative Writing (Minor)

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

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Creative Writing (Minor)

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

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Creative Writing (Minor)

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

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Creative Writing (Minor)

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

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Creative Writing (Minor)

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

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Creative Writing (Minor)

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

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Creative Writing (Minor)

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

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Creative Writing (Minor)

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

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Creative Writing (Minor)

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

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Creative Writing (Minor)

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

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Creative Writing (Minor)

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

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Creative Writing (Minor)

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 12
REC - N/A

An open environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and playwriting in small collaborative groups. Students build imaginative narratives and find their creative voices, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”- Rina

“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.” -Soleil

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Creative Writing: Making Magic and Monsters

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 6
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 6
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 6
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

Learn how to write your own original fantasy or scary stories while improving your writing skills. Love Harry Potter and Percy Jackson? Who will your heroes and villains be? What will be their quest? What kind of monsters will they fight? In this class, you’ll learn how to develop your own original ideas using emotion and imagination as your tools. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

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Creative Writing: Making Magic and Monsters

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 6
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 6
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 6
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

Learn how to write your own original fantasy or scary stories while improving your writing skills. Love Harry Potter and Percy Jackson? Who will your heroes and villains be? What will be their quest? What kind of monsters will they fight? In this class, you’ll learn how to develop your own original ideas using emotion and imagination as your tools. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

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Creative Writing: Making Magic and Monsters

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 6
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 6
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 6
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

Learn how to write your own original fantasy or scary stories while improving your writing skills. Love Harry Potter and Percy Jackson? Who will your heroes and villains be? What will be their quest? What kind of monsters will they fight? In this class, you’ll learn how to develop your own original ideas using emotion and imagination as your tools. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

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Creative Writing: Making Magic and Monsters

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 6
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 6
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 6
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

Learn how to write your own original fantasy or scary stories while improving your writing skills. Love Harry Potter and Percy Jackson? Who will your heroes and villains be? What will be their quest? What kind of monsters will they fight? In this class, you’ll learn how to develop your own original ideas using emotion and imagination as your tools. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

Yellow pencil shaped like a U Icon

Creative Writing: Making Magic and Monsters

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 6
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 6
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 6
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

Learn how to write your own original fantasy or scary stories while improving your writing skills. Love Harry Potter and Percy Jackson? Who will your heroes and villains be? What will be their quest? What kind of monsters will they fight? In this class, you’ll learn how to develop your own original ideas using emotion and imagination as your tools. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

Yellow pencil shaped like a U Icon

Creative Writing: Making Magic and Monsters

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 6
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 6
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 6
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

Learn how to write your own original fantasy or scary stories while improving your writing skills. Love Harry Potter and Percy Jackson? Who will your heroes and villains be? What will be their quest? What kind of monsters will they fight? In this class, you’ll learn how to develop your own original ideas using emotion and imagination as your tools. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

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Creative Writing: Making Magic and Monsters

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 6
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 6
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 6
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

Learn how to write your own original fantasy or scary stories while improving your writing skills. Love Harry Potter and Percy Jackson? Who will your heroes and villains be? What will be their quest? What kind of monsters will they fight? In this class, you’ll learn how to develop your own original ideas using emotion and imagination as your tools. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

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Creative Writing: Making Magic and Monsters

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 6
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 6
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 6
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

Learn how to write your own original fantasy or scary stories while improving your writing skills. Love Harry Potter and Percy Jackson? Who will your heroes and villains be? What will be their quest? What kind of monsters will they fight? In this class, you’ll learn how to develop your own original ideas using emotion and imagination as your tools. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

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Creative Writing: Making Magic and Monsters

7 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 6
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 6
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - Grades 4 to 6
MINOR - N/A
REC - N/A

Learn how to write your own original fantasy or scary stories while improving your writing skills. Love Harry Potter and Percy Jackson? Who will your heroes and villains be? What will be their quest? What kind of monsters will they fight? In this class, you’ll learn how to develop your own original ideas using emotion and imagination as your tools. The summer culminates with the publication of every student’s work in Usdan’s student-authored literary magazine.

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Performance Poetry and Podcasting - NEW

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 6
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 6
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 6
REC - N/A

This course will focus on creative writing that is centered around spoken word poetry. Students will be challenged to write dynamic poems that live both on and off the page as we explore writers and poets in the art of Slam Poetry. The class will record (audio, video) and perform their poetry while also curating podcasts/channels (iTunes, YouTube, SoundCloud) where their spoken works of art can live in the world. Find your voice with us.

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Performance Poetry and Podcasting - NEW

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 6
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 6
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 6
REC - N/A

This course will focus on creative writing that is centered around spoken word poetry. Students will be challenged to write dynamic poems that live both on and off the page as we explore writers and poets in the art of Slam Poetry. The class will record (audio, video) and perform their poetry while also curating podcasts/channels (iTunes, YouTube, SoundCloud) where their spoken works of art can live in the world. Find your voice with us.

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Performance Poetry and Podcasting - NEW

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 6
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 6
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 6
REC - N/A

This course will focus on creative writing that is centered around spoken word poetry. Students will be challenged to write dynamic poems that live both on and off the page as we explore writers and poets in the art of Slam Poetry. The class will record (audio, video) and perform their poetry while also curating podcasts/channels (iTunes, YouTube, SoundCloud) where their spoken works of art can live in the world. Find your voice with us.

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Performance Poetry and Podcasting - NEW

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 6
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 6
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 6
REC - N/A

This course will focus on creative writing that is centered around spoken word poetry. Students will be challenged to write dynamic poems that live both on and off the page as we explore writers and poets in the art of Slam Poetry. The class will record (audio, video) and perform their poetry while also curating podcasts/channels (iTunes, YouTube, SoundCloud) where their spoken works of art can live in the world. Find your voice with us.

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Performance Poetry and Podcasting - NEW

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 6
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 6
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 6
REC - N/A

This course will focus on creative writing that is centered around spoken word poetry. Students will be challenged to write dynamic poems that live both on and off the page as we explore writers and poets in the art of Slam Poetry. The class will record (audio, video) and perform their poetry while also curating podcasts/channels (iTunes, YouTube, SoundCloud) where their spoken works of art can live in the world. Find your voice with us.

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Performance Poetry and Podcasting - NEW

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 6
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 6
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 6
REC - N/A

This course will focus on creative writing that is centered around spoken word poetry. Students will be challenged to write dynamic poems that live both on and off the page as we explore writers and poets in the art of Slam Poetry. The class will record (audio, video) and perform their poetry while also curating podcasts/channels (iTunes, YouTube, SoundCloud) where their spoken works of art can live in the world. Find your voice with us.

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Performance Poetry and Podcasting - NEW

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 6
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 6
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 6
REC - N/A

This course will focus on creative writing that is centered around spoken word poetry. Students will be challenged to write dynamic poems that live both on and off the page as we explore writers and poets in the art of Slam Poetry. The class will record (audio, video) and perform their poetry while also curating podcasts/channels (iTunes, YouTube, SoundCloud) where their spoken works of art can live in the world. Find your voice with us.

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Performance Poetry and Podcasting - NEW

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 6
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 6
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 6
REC - N/A

This course will focus on creative writing that is centered around spoken word poetry. Students will be challenged to write dynamic poems that live both on and off the page as we explore writers and poets in the art of Slam Poetry. The class will record (audio, video) and perform their poetry while also curating podcasts/channels (iTunes, YouTube, SoundCloud) where their spoken works of art can live in the world. Find your voice with us.

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Performance Poetry and Podcasting - NEW

7 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 6
REC - N/A

4 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 6
REC - N/A

3 week

MAJOR - N/A
MINOR - Grades 4 to 6
REC - N/A

This course will focus on creative writing that is centered around spoken word poetry. Students will be challenged to write dynamic poems that live both on and off the page as we explore writers and poets in the art of Slam Poetry. The class will record (audio, video) and perform their poetry while also curating podcasts/channels (iTunes, YouTube, SoundCloud) where their spoken works of art can live in the world. Find your voice with us.

Department Faculty

Full Time Faculty, Seasonal Faculty

Javan Howard

Writing, Coordinator

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Seasonal Faculty

Meher Manda

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Full Time Faculty, Seasonal Faculty

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Javan Howard

Full Time Faculty, Seasonal Faculty

Writing, Coordinator

Creative Writing

Javan Howard

Javan Howard is a poet and writer from the Bronx. He believes that the lived experience is the ultimate teaching tool and uses poetry as a social forum to foster discourse about love, culture, and identity. He currently is the Tap lead mentor for Teaching Artist Project at Community-Word Project. He is also a Teaching Artist for Usdan Summer Camp for The Arts and Teachers & Writers Collaborative. He has also facilitated for The New York State Office of Children and Family Services, Voices UnBroken, The GO Project, and others.  Howard participates in open mic events under the moniker "@RighteousTPoet." His work has been featured online at Black Heart Magazine and Brooklyn Stories Vol. 13. He has read his work at The HBO Shop, The Inspired Word Reading Series, Lamprophonic, The Dead Rabbits Reading Series, and more. For more: www.Javanjhoward.com

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Javan Howard

Full Time Faculty, Seasonal Faculty

Writing, Coordinator

Creative Writing

Javan Howard

Javan Howard is a poet and writer from the Bronx. He believes that the lived experience is the ultimate teaching tool and uses poetry as a social forum to foster discourse about love, culture, and identity. He currently is the Tap lead mentor for Teaching Artist Project at Community-Word Project. He is also a Teaching Artist for Usdan Summer Camp for The Arts and Teachers & Writers Collaborative. He has also facilitated for The New York State Office of Children and Family Services, Voices UnBroken, The GO Project, and others.  Howard participates in open mic events under the moniker "@RighteousTPoet." His work has been featured online at Black Heart Magazine and Brooklyn Stories Vol. 13. He has read his work at The HBO Shop, The Inspired Word Reading Series, Lamprophonic, The Dead Rabbits Reading Series, and more. For more: www.Javanjhoward.com

Seasonal Faculty

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Meher Manda

Seasonal Faculty

Creative Writing

Meher Manda

Meher Manda is a poet, short story writer, journalist, and educator originally from Mumbai, India, currently based in New York City. She holds an MFA in Fiction, and is the author of the chapbook of poems, Busted Models, published by No, Dear Magazine and Small Anchor Press in 2019. Her poetry, fiction, and nonfiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Catapult, Hobart, Los Angeles Review, Peach Magazine, Cosmonauts Avenue, and elsewhere. She has been nominated for Best New Poets 2020. This is her first year teaching with Usdan.