Creative Writing

Ages 12—16
Jul 20—Jul 31, 2015
RUN TIME: 9am—2pm (Mon—Fri)
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Monday July 20, 2015
Performances no longer available.

In this immersive workshop in partnership with Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing arts, the Long Island-based nonprofit summer day school for the arts, budding authors write poetry, monologues, and dialogue, to find and hone their creative voice. Participants visit Usdan campus for a day, working with students that are in a similar program to develop writing, respond constructively to one another’s work, and have fun outdoors. The program concludes with professional actors reading select pieces from the young writers’ works in a final performance.

Students will:
• meet other young writers from across the state
• understand the elements of drama and dramatic action as it relates to crafting a monologue, a poem, or dialogue
• improve critical thinking by responding to fellow students’ work
• develop a sense of themselves as a creative being

About Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts:
Usdan is the nation’s preeminent nonprofit summer day school for the arts. It has been included on “best of” lists by Time Out New York Kids and NY Metro Parents, and has been profiled in The New York Times and Time magazine. For additional information please visit

About the Instructors:
David Surface is the founder of WriteMind Workshop. His stories and essays have been published in Doubletake, North American Review, and Crazyhorse. He was the recipient of a nonfiction literature fellowship at the New York Foundation for the Arts and was a writer in residence at Bronx High School for Writing and Communication Arts.


Early Drop-Off & Late Pickup 

Early drop-off at 8:30am: $30/week
Late pickup at 5pm: $30/week
Combined early drop-off and late pickup: $50/week

Please note there is no late pickup available for Creative Writing.

Early drop-off and late pickup options can be added to your workshop during checkout.