July 13-17 and July 20-24
Early Registration Ends June 5th (increases by $25)
Morning Session: 9AM – 12PM
Each morning we’ll meet on the University of Montana campus to write, share and play with words. Each student will receive their own Writing Kit (notebook & pencils) and the opportunity to work closely with a Missoula Writing Collaborative instructor. We’ll visit the Montana Museum of Art and Culture to write ekphrastic poetry, take our notebooks outside to write around campus, and have lots of time to explore the world of words together. Students will also read their poems on Pea Green Boat. Our week culminates with a reading on campus on Friday at 12PM.
PLUS: Each student will receive a copy of the 2020 Words With Wings anthology (with their own writing inside!) and the chance to read at the Montana Book Festival in September 2030.
Full Day Camp: 9AM – 5PM
Our full day sessions offer an opportunity for students to build on their morning experience. We’ll explore the Missoula community and its varied ecosystems by foot and bus. These excursions provide guided opportunities for developing writers to observe and write about the world around them. This year we’ll visit and learn about:
- Historic Fort Missoula
- The kitchens at Caffe Dolce for pasta making and gelato
- The Clark Fork River with the Watershed Education Network
- Explore how movement can be translated into poetry with Turning the Wheel
Students need to pack their own lunch, but snacks will be provided throughout the day.
Cost & Dates:
Mornings (9AM-12PM) – $160
Full Day (9AM – 5PM) – $265
Mornings Both Weeks: (9AM-12PM) – $265
Full Day Both Weeks: (9AM-5PM) – $475
Mornings: Two Siblings (9AM-12PM) – $265
Full Day: Two Siblings (9AM-5PM)-$475
Register for Words With Wings summer camp here.
High school students will have the opportunity to work with published writer Susanna Sonnenberg to write flash fiction and poetry, or local musician Caroline Keys of the Best Westerns to write songs. This camp is for anyone with a passion or interest in writing, whether you are just starting or have been penning stories for years. Each day you’ll write, read, and revise your writing. On Wednesday, the two groups will take a day on the town to look for inspiration at coffee shops and the art museum and to share work on KGFM radio. An optional reading featuring student work will take place in September 2020.
Cost & Dates:
July 20-24 ONLY (12:30-3:30) – $160
Fiction/Poetry with Susanna Sonnenberg
Songwriting with Caroline Keys
Register online for the Rattlesnake Writing Workshop summer camp here.
For information about either of our summer camps, questions about scholarships, or registration issues, contact Nick Littman, Summer Camp Director at [email protected] or call (415) 847-5402.