Springfield College Creative Writing Camp
June 24-28, 2013
Monday - Friday
9 a.m.—4 p.m.
Learning in Later Life Creative Writing Camp at Springfield College
Have you always meant to finish that family history piece you started? Have you always wanted to write down the stories your father told you? Have you written poems or essays for years, but never had time to compile them? Have you often longed for a chunk of focused time to work on a writing project, in the company of others who are doing the same? Join us for a five day writers’ camp, where you can start, revise, or continue a writing project that is dear to your heart. You’ll have support from published writers who will provide the help, feedback, and support you’ll need along the way to bring your project from the brain to the page.
"Writing is making sense of life." - Nadine Gordimer
Join us for five days of exuberant writing!
Day Camp: Join us daily from 9:00 a.m.—4:00 pm for a series of workshops, small groups, and discussions. Choose from such topics as:
The art of memoir writing
Using art & collage to access new creative territory
The art of craft and poetry writing
Daily journaling calisthenics to cultivate the habit of writing
The art of short story
Creative nonfiction such as travel, food or nature writing
In addition, you’ll receive individualized attention from your writing counselor who will help you formulate a plan to create, visualize and finish your own unique project. Thursday night is a gala reading of selected works by all participants.
Overnight options: Choosing to stay in the residence hall allows you to remain in the “head-space” of your project. You can work into the wee hours or go to bed early and get up at dawn to be inspired by the sunrise over Lake Massasoit, or sip a cup of coffee while strolling the campus. We’ll follow up the writing day with a relaxing dinner in Cheney. Evening activities will include a wine & cheese discussion, a reading by a published writer, and a guest speaker. In addition to all the planned activities, you’ll have access to the fitness center, indoor track and swimming pool.
Dr. Missy–Marie Montgomery is a poet, short-fiction writer, and a creative non-fiction writer. She is a professor in the Humanities Department at Springfield College, where she teaches Creative Writing, Environmental Writing, Literature and Composition. Her work has been published in over 25 literary magazines. Her poetry chapbook, The Blue Gate, was published by Pudding House Press in 2009.
Trish Crapo is a fiction writer, poet, and artist. Her work has been published in journals and anthologies. Her chapbook Walk through Paradise Backward, was published in 2004. She also writes for The Recorder, a Franklin County newspaper and other publications. Trish has taught workshops in writing, collage, photography and hand-bookbinding in New York City, New England, Russia and India.
Day Camp - $290.00
(includes lunch, supplies, and closing reception)
Optional Overnight Lodging - $175.00
(includes breakfast, dinner and linens )
Contact the Office of Special Programs
Telephone 413-748-5287 or
Space is limited. Register early!