Badgerdog Creative Writing Camps allow 3rd-12th grade students to immerse themselves in a supportive, imaginative writing experience. Intimately-sized workshops are led by professional writers and explore the arts of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, playwriting and screenwriting.

Our writing program follows the workshop model: Writers of all ages and skill levels are invited to examine the techniques of literary artists and experiment with language to communicate experience and meaning. Our goal is to empower students of all ages to uncover authentic self-expression, broaden language skills, and share in a love of reading and writing.

Camps follow a simple teaching model: READ, WRITE, SHARE. We READ the work of published writers to discover the strategies, and tools that make writing vivid and compelling. We WRITE, practicing the art of storytelling. We SHARE, reading our own work aloud in the classroom, performing in public, or having work published

Learn more and register for our Summer 2024 Creative Camps here.

 

Each summer, Badgerdog hosts half-day writing workshops for rising 3rd- through 12th-graders. These intensive writing workshops allow students to work closely with a professional writer as they explore the arts of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. All campers experience the joy of performing and publishing their original work.Learn More & Register
Each Spring Break, Badgerdog offers workshops led by professional writers who introduce students to literary works and techniques and inspire young writers to author their own fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Workshops are limited to 15 students, and all participating writers are invited to publish their work on our student blog, Unbound.Learn More & Register
Each year, Badgerdog sends professional writers into classrooms across Central Texas, where they inspire students to embrace the challenge and beauty of writing. Our teaching artists follow Badgerdog’s READ-WRITE-SHARE teaching model. Lessons engage students through creative and critical thinking, and invite young writers to explore how language is used to create meaning and affect readers. All lessons are TEKS-aligned and tailored to support grade-level curriculum.Learn More & Register
Badgerdog offers youth creative writing workshops throughout the year in libraries across Austin. These intensive writing workshops allow students to work closely with a professional writer as they explore the a particular theme and genre. inspire students to embrace the challenge and beauty of writing. Workshops are free and open to youth of all ages and skill level. Learn More & Register
Badgerdog offers creative writing workshops for adult writers of all ages and skill levels in libraries and community centers across Austin. Some classes offer a broad survey of literary genres and written forms, while others focus specifically on fiction, poetry, or nonfiction.Learn More & Register

For more information about Badgerdog’s programs, contact Programs Manager Katherine Lamb at klamb@austinlibrary.org.

Read students' poems and stories on our blog, Unbound.