How will you tell your story?

The Boom Site Creative Writing Summer Intensive

Novel? Screenplay? Podcast? Graphic novel? Poetry? Song lyrics? Can't decide? Want to do them all? Join us the last two weeks of July for a summer writing intensive customized for students in grades six through twelve that explores all the possibilities and prepares you to write the tale you know needs to be told! Register by July 1st for early bird tuition price.

Summer Intensive: Creative Writing Sampler


Week 1 (July 23 - July 27): Prose and Poetry

Week 2 (July 30 to August 3): Screenplays, Podcast and Personal Narrative

Both weeks from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm


Join us for the 2nd Creative Writing Sampler Summer Intensive: A two week creative writing intensive will provide an overview of the four major genres of literature - fiction, nonfiction, drama and poetry - and build the skills and knowledge necessary to write and edit creative works. In addition, we will offer an opportunity to learn the illustrative skills of the visual arts. Week 1 will consider fiction, graphic novel writing and poetry. Week 2 will provide an overview of drama, screenplays and personal. Classes will be taught by published authors including: New York Times best selling author, Jacqueline West and popular young adult writer, Anne Greenwood Brown; graphic novelists Ted Anderson and Robert Algeo; drama and screen writers, Jane Fredericksen and Josh Cisewski, dynamic language arts teachers and local literary professionals. Students can attend one week or both.


Early bird registration ends July 1. Tuition $145 for one week, $250 for two weeks. After July 1: $175 for one week; $290 for two weeks. (Tuition includes snack, but not lunch.) Programming will take place at St. Croix Preparatory Academy, 4620 Stagecoach Trail N, Stillwater, MN.

Authors, screenwriters, poets, filmmakers, creative professionals lead the learning

Want to be published? Be on a podcast?

For those interested in publication (although it is not a requirement), student work will be considered for submission in The Boom Site Literary Magazine. If desired, students will also have the opportunity to read their work on Voices in the Valley, a radio show podcast broadcast every Saturday morning and available for upload on iTunes, Stitcher and GooglePlay Music.

Check out Past Issues of the Boom Site Literary Magazine

The Boom Site is now available digitally and in print!!! Click HERE to see and subscribe today to receive your copy of the St. Croix Valley's first youth led literary publication. Published two times a year digitally and once a year as a printed anthology, The Boom Site aims to offer a safe space for students to submit their prose, poetry and visual arts creative endeavors to be enjoyed by fellow peers and community members.

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We empower student voices and equip young artists to succeed

StoryArk provides a variety of creative programming for youth, allowing them to tell their story through their chosen medium - whether that be a novel, poetry, film, song, podcast or anything else they can dream up. Student initiated and student led, each project is imagined, designed, and developed by youth. Professional authors, screenwriters, filmmakers, musicians, producers, directors and actors share their expertise and experience, helping students gain new skills in their craft and empowering them to become their best creative selves.


StoryArk is a 501c(3) tax exempt organization that seeks to serve the greater good.

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The Boom Site Creative Writing Intensive is a cultural project of the 501(c) 3 StoryArk