Like to write? Then please join us!

The Boom Site Creative Writing Summer Intensive 2019

Novel? Screenplay? Podcast? Graphic novel? Poetry? Song lyrics? Can't decide? Want to do them all? Join us the last two weeks of June 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!


Summer Intensive: Creative Writing Sampler

Week 1 (June 17-21): Fiction and Non-fiction

Week 2 (June 24-28): Poetry, Podcasts, Drama and Screenplays

Both weeks from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at ArtReach St Croix


Join us for the third 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 non-fiction. Week 2 will provide an overview of drama, screenplays, podcasts and poetry. Classes will be taught by published authors including popular young adult writer, Anne Greenwood Brown and New York Times Best Selling author Jacqueline West; historical fiction writers, Gary Bush and Diane Dettman: graphic novelist Ted Anderson; drama and screenwriter Jane Fredericksen and LA producer and actor Leah Fein, poets, dynamic language arts teachers and local literary professionals. Students can attend one week or both.


Tuition $175 for one week, $250 for two weeks. ~ scholarships are available, and no one is turned away for financial reasons. Programming will take place at Art Reach St Croix, 224 N Fourth Street in Stillwater, MN 55082 (across from the Stillwater Public Library).

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 The StoryArk Network podcast and mobile phone app 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'll send you a digital copy two times per year :)

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