Know a kid who loves to write? Is that kid weeping over the fact that summer vacation may mean having less opportunities to write?

Check out the Montana Writing Project’s summer writing camp for sixth- to ninth-graders.

The Montana Writing Project is a “nationally recognized professional development organization for teachers dedicated to improving student writing,” according to program coordinator Merrilyne Lundahl. This will be its sixth annual Young Writers Summer Camp “designed for students who are interested in devoting time to their nonfiction, poety and fiction; participating in a writing workshop; publishing in an anthology; and being members of a writing community,” she writes. “Participants receive individualized writing instruction, engage with other writers, and have opportunities to share their work.”

The program runs on weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to 12:30, starting June 28 and wrapping up July 9. It takes place in Room 210 of the Liberal Arts Building on the University of Montana campus. The $175 cost covers materials, including snacks, and financial aid is available.

Interested? Give Lundahl a call at 243-4680 – and call soon, because space is sure to fill up fast.

– MM