Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts supports Young Aspiring Writers with Summer Writing Workshops

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The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts (Charter Arts) offers a program of arts enrichment workshops that is open to the community, called the Summer Academy.   This program operates as a fundraising initiative for the school and brings together young artists from around the Lehigh Valley and beyond.


This year’s Summer Academy program will include two great writing workshops for children, ages 11-14,—The Summer Screenwriting Experience and Introduction to Character Development & Fiction Writing.

The Summer Screenwriting Experience will be held virtually from July 20-24, 2020, and run from 9:30-11:00 AM daily.  This fun summer workshop is ideal for the young film buff or the young aspiring screenwriter as an entryway into the ‘reading’ and comprehension of film as a language. Exercises will include photo prompt writing, reactions, and live google-document discussion on the “short film of the day,” character creation, character motivations, script tricks and philosophies, music incorporation, and camera movement as narrative and storytelling. Please note that this is not a filmmaking workshop.

Introduction to Character Development & Fiction Writing will be held virtually from July 27-31, 2020, and run from 9:30-11:00 AM daily. Participants will enjoy an introductory exploration of character development and fiction writing  Participants will engage with a variety of character exercises that will aid them in creating fleshed-out and well-rounded characters. Participants will also focus on other aspects of fictional writing including but not limited to setting, point of view, metaphor, and symbolism. Participants will utilize this new knowledge to create pieces of original fiction throughout the course of the week.

The registration fee for each workshop is $135 for the week.  To learn more or to register, Call 610-868-2971 Ext. 3185 or visit: https://www.charterarts.org/summer-academy-2020/


Information & Image Provided By:
Ann Gillette
Manager of Public Relations and Media
Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts
321 East 3rd Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015