CFCC’s ‘Sorcerer’s Stone for Storytelling’ camp gives aspiring young writers the opportunity to learn from renowned young adult author

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Cape Fear Community College will offer a unique summer camp experience for aspiring writers June 15-18.

“The Sorcerer’s Stone for Storytelling,” offered for rising seventh- through ninth-graders, allows participants to develop their inner author by practicing a variety of storytelling processes–character creation, goal formation, plot development, word choice and revision, according to CFCC Spokeswoman Sonya Johnson. Activities will include acting, interviews, local explorations, observations, art projects and writing exercises.

“The Sorcerer’s Stone for Storytelling” will be taught by Rebecca Petruck, a nationally renowned young adult author who lives in Wilmington. Her debut novel, “Steering Toward Normal,” won the “Best Book of 2014” award by the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books and was selected as an “Indies Introduce New Voices” feature novel by the American Booksellers Association.

“My summer camp experiences have helped me see the world as the much bigger and more interesting organism that it is–which is a key talent for writers,” says Petruck. “The best writers find stories everywhere. My campers and I will go exploring to see how many we can find.”

CFCC is offering a variety of camps for rising first- through ninth-graders throughout the summer: Farming Fun for Kids, MATH-erpieces, Spanish immersion, photography, disc golf and are among the more than 25 offerings planned. Each program is designed to provide an enriching, fun-filled week for students.

Click here or call Krystal Crowe at 910-362-7199 to learn more about CFCC’s summer camps.