2019 Creative Writing Camp for Adults

2019 Creative Writing Camp for Adults

June 7 – 9, 2019 Langwood Education Center, Grandview, IA

The Creative Writing Camp for Adults will inspire and enhance your creative writing through a series of workshops held in a casual, open, environment. Between workshops, feel free to wander Langwood’s hundred acres, paddle a canoe on a secluded pond, relax by a campfire, chat with friends old and new, or work on your own projects.

Come join us! No experience necessary!

Writers on the Avenue of Muscatine is offering scholarships! Email [email protected] for information.

Mail registration to Pat Bieber (2614 Imperial Oaks, Muscatine, IA 52761) by May 30. Registration is limited.
Please make checks payable to The Society of Great River Poets (SGRP)
Cost: Friday, $15: Saturday: $30: Sunday: $30: All three days: $60
Add $10 for electrical hookup for camper/rv

Friday, June 7
5:00 PM: Create a name tag, get your secret writing assignment, free time, supper on your own– we’ll get the campfire going!
8:00 PM: Carpool to Witte Observatory (about 35 minutes) for stargazing or free time at the campground
Saturday, June 8
9:00 AM: Packing the Essentials: The Basic Elements of Good Writing Led by Jodie Toohey
10:30 AM: Germinating Poetry: 5 Minute Poems Sparked by Random Prompts Led by Maggie Ripperger
Noon: Lunch
1:30 PM How to Draw Mandalas (cover for instant anthology) Led by Maggie Ripperger
3:00 PM: Screenwriting 101 Led by Dennis Maulsby
5:00 PM: Supper
7:00 PM: Campfire chat: share stories, poems, or music, or just listen and eat s’mores!
Sunday, June 9
9:00 AM: Multiple-Choice Poems Led by Teresa Phillips
10:30 AM: Literary Collage Led by Mike Bayles
Noon: Lunch on your own
1:00 PM: Share secret writing assignments
1:30 PM A Writing Journal: Keeping Track of Your Writing for Goal-Setting and Productivity Led by Jason Liegois
3:00 PM : More Short Forms: Poems with 4, 5, and 6 Lines Led by Pat Bieber
4:30 PM: Clean-up & Departure (Many hands make light work!)

Mail registration to Pat Bieber (2614 Imperial Oaks, Muscatine, IA 52761) by May 30. Registration is limited.
Please make checks payable to The Society of Great River Poets (SGRP)


When:5 PM Friday, June 7, through 5 PM Sunday, June 9, 2019
Location: Langwood Education Center is near Grandview, Iowa. Brown park signs are posted at the intersection of highways 61 and 92.
The Facilities: The lodge includes a kitchen area, tables and chairs, AC and a wood stove. Sleeping in the lodge is an option if you bring your own mattress pad and don’t mind people coming in to work on projects or grab a snack during the night. There is no WIFI. The A-Frame has two large rooms, one upstairs and one downstairs, with cots. Men sleep upstairs, women downstairs. Electrical outlets are available if you want to bring a fan, heater, etc. Restrooms and showers are in a separate building near the A-frame. Trails wind through Langwood’s 100+ wooded acres. Trail maps will be available in the lodge. The pond is not large, but is set down in a secluded hollow to get that feeling of being out in the wilderness. Canoes, paddles, and life jackets (required) are located by the pond.
Things to bring:
Food: Bring your own food and beverages. Coffee, water, stove, microwave, refrigerator available. Please put your name on your food packages if not using your own cooler. Wine & beer in quart sizes or smaller are OK per county parks regulations.
Instant Anthology: Bring copies of up to ten pages of your own prose, poetry, photography, or other art to share with other participants. We will create covers for our anthologies on Saturday. A scanner/copier will be available if you want to make copies of anything you write during the weekend.
General: water bottle; sunscreen; insect repellent; lawn chair; old shoes for walking or canoeing; weather appropriate clothing; writing, reading, art, and craft materials of your choice for free time.
For swapping or selling: If you have books, music, or craft materials you no longer want, you can put them on the swap table to give away. Any items left at the end of the weekend will be donated to a
library or children’s art center. If you have artwork, crafts, books, etc. to sell, you can price and display them.
If staying at Langwood: Tent (optional,) flashlight, bedding or sleeping bag, pillow, towel, toiletries

For more information:
About the camp, the workshops, or The Society of Great River Poets:      [email protected]
Pat Bieber (563)260-7991 Rod Reeves (319)754-5730
About available scholarships: [email protected]
About Langwood Education Center: lccb.org (Louisa County Conservation Board)img_6937langwood-promo-4 langwood-promo-2 langwood-promo-1