For Teens

Sci Fi, Fantasy, and Magical Realism (Full)

Monday through Friday, August 5th to August 9th, 10:30am - 3:30pm
GrubStreet HQ
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Level: Teens
Teen (13-18)
This class is full

*Note: Parents/guardians must complete this permission form online if your teen is under 18.* Unlike previous forms, you only need to fill this out ONE TIME, not for every class. If you cannot remember whether you have already filled it out, please email [email protected] and we will check for you!

If you do not complete the form, registrations could be voided and the cancellation policy will apply. If the student is 18, simply let us know at [email protected]

Class Description:

This is a class for the experienced daydreamers. If you close your favorite books and imagine alternate story endings, if you stare out the window wondering when reality will shift, if you hunt ghosts, cast spells, search for bigfoot, set traps for fairies, or dream of building a new future after the inevitable alien invasion, this is the class for you! In this weeklong class we will study both classic and modern examples of genre and speculative fiction with an emphasis on your personal spin and ideas. We will try exercises that light your creative fires and help you explore your imagination's dreamscapes to their full extent. We will develop the important tenets of creative writing, but with a slant toward the fantastic.


By the end of the class, you’ll have some short scenes and ideas, and solid direction for a full short story. 

Classes marked as “full” can still have scholarship spots available. So apply! 
GrubStreet is happy to be able to offer some full scholarships for our teen writing camps. Please wait to hear from our Scholarship committee before registering for the class, as scholarships cannot be applied retroactively. Scholarships are distributed on a rolling basis, right up to 48 hours before class start. However, the sooner you apply, the better your chances of receiving a scholarship.

Who Should Register?
For writers ages 13 - 18 ONLY. Writing notebooks are available, but feel free to bring your own.

Remember, parents/guardians must also complete this permission form online before the start of the class. Otherwise, registrations could be voided and the cancellation policy will apply. If the student is 18, simply let us know at [email protected]

*If you are registering on behalf of your teen, add their email information in the “For a Friend or Child?” field on the right-hand side of the screen before you check out. This will send them a direct link and reminder to create their own profile with GrubStreet. 
(After adding the class to your cart, click "Checkout" and click “Add” next to “For a Friend or Child?” on the right-hand side to fill in their email. This is an easy way of linking the class to your child and encourages them to create their own account.)

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Stephanie K Brownell
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