Creative writers’ camp will be held at USD

Teachers, school administrators, and other educators are invited to nominate talented high school students for “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: A Creative Writers’ Camp,” to be held Saturday, Sept. 28, at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion.

The Dakota Writing Project (DWP), a local teachers’ organization affiliated with the National Writing Project, and the Vermillion Literary Project (VLP), an award-winning student organization, are hosting the one-day camp.

The camp, which will run from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., includes workshops on fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, revision, performance, and poetry slams, to be followed by a public reading and mini-poetry slam in Farber Hall.

The early registration fee (postmark on or before Sept. 16) is $50; the regular registration fee is $60. Participants enjoy a day of workshops and receive a camp T-shirt, lunch, refreshments during breaks, and a copy of the VLP magazine.

Reduced-fee scholarships based on financial need are available; e-mail for information. Enrollment is limited, so nominated students are encouraged to register as soon as possible.

The registration form, camp schedule and additional information are available online at

The Dakota Writing Project is a non-profit teachers’ organization that focuses on improving the teaching of writing through an invitational summer institute for teachers and a variety of other activities.

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The Vermillion Literary Project, an award-winning student organization at the University of South Dakota, publishes an annual literary magazine and hosts literary events for the university community and the general public.

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