Ivy Hall, 179 Ponce de Leon Ave., Atlanta, Ga.
Wednesday, July 24-Friday, July, 26SCAD and the SCAD Writing Center at Ivy Hall invite Atlanta-area high school students to participate in a three-day workshop for budding writers.
Developed and taught by the outstanding faculty in the SCAD writing department, the Ivy Hall Young Writers Workshop is designed to help rising juniors and seniors develop their skills as creative, descriptive writers. Workshops focus on a range of genres including fiction, creative nonfiction and writing for new media. The work of selected students is featured on the online blog of the SCAD writing department.
All Atlanta-area high school students entering grades 11 and 12 in Fall 2013 are invited to apply for admission to the workshop. Fifteen students will be selected based on the strength of their applications and writing samples.
The workshop concludes with student readings at a celebratory reception for faculty, family and friends the afternoon of Friday, July 26.
Laptop computers are available for student use.
Applicants should mail a completed application and a writing sample (no more than eight pages, double-spaced, in any prose genre) to:
Catherine Ramsdell, Ph.D.Application deadline: Thursday, June 20
Notification of acceptance to the program will be made by Wednesday, July 17
The workshop fee ($100) should be received by Wednesday, July 17. Financial assistance may be available for qualifying students. Call 404.253.6092 for more information.
Workshop FacultyCatherine Ramsdell is a professor of professional writing at SCAD Atlanta. As an undergraduate, she majored in creative writing and marketing and went on to earn an M.A. and Ph.D. in English. Ramsdell has more than a decade of college teaching experience, and her courses include business and professional writing, promotional writing, writing for the Web and writing for new media.
Terra Elan McVoy has held a variety of jobs centered around reading and writing, from managing an independent children’s bookstore, to teaching writing classes and even answering fan mail for Captain Underpants. McVoy lives and works in the same Atlanta neighborhood where her novels “After the Kiss,” “Being Friends with Boys,” and “Pure” are set. She is also the author of “The Summer of Firsts and Lasts” and “Criminal.”
Darby Sanders is a professor of writing at SCAD Atlanta. He is a fiction writer with a Master of Arts from Boston University and an Master of Fine Arts from the University of Houston. Sanders was a writer-in-residence at Salem College in 2008-2009 and a writing fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts. He has also held residences at the MacDowell Colony and Djerassi Resident Artists Program. He won the Stanley Elkin Memorial Award for Short Fiction, and his work can be found in literary journals such as The New Delta Review, The Colorado Review, West Branch, Grand Tour and Blue Mesa Review. Sanders has also worked as a photographer, a Web designer and a documentary filmmaker.