Summer School 2014: Get it Write this Summer

badgeWelcome to Summer School 2014: Building Character

Are you looking for a way to keep writing through the dog days of summer?

Do you want to be inspired by some of the best writers in children’s literature?

Join a fun and fabulous community of  people who are as passionate about kidlit as you are!

Enroll in Summer School now! (It’s free!)

What is Summer School?

Summer school is defined as a school or a program that provides lessons during summer vacation. Studies have shown that participation in summer school has substantial beneficial effects on its participants. 

kami and sKidlit Summer School is a four week writer’s workshop that will run from July 21 through August 15. Because we (Kami and Sudipta) both enjoy teaching writing classes, we wanted to find a way to offer craft-based writing advice on a particular topic each summer. Our 2014 course is going to focus on writing great characters.

Daily blog posts by authors and writing professionals will offer inspiration and help you hone your craft. We’ll soon be announcing our “faculty”, which includes award-winning PB, MG and YA authors!

Kidlit Summer School is for anyone one who loves to write children’s literature, from accomplished writers, to those just starting out.

Pre-registration has ended, but there is still time to register! Click HERE to fill out the short form and learn about the giveaways associated with registration.

 

 

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116 comments on “Summer School 2014: Get it Write this Summer

  1. […] (designed by the fabulous Zachariah Ohora), or on the link in the header above, or simply click HERE. Register now […]

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    • I am psyched for this fabulous opportunity! Renee La Tulippie shared this with her students from her Lyrical Language Lab course which was another amazing experience! Thank you in advance ladies, let the words fly!

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  2. Reblogged this on a writers blog by: Tracey M. Cox and commented:
    REBLOG: Summer School for #kidlit #writers.

    Here’s a great thing to follow up with after Summer Sparks. They are holding sign ups now. I’ve already registered.

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  3. Dawn Young says:

    This is so generous of you! Thank you for this opportunity 🙂

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  4. kirsticall says:

    This looks fantastic! Kami, my 11 year old daughter and I both read your books recently–they are so MUCH fun!

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  5. Great opportunity for keeping writers focused this summer. I shared it on Facebook and Twitter.

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  6. judyrubin13 says:

    Thank you for a wonderful opportunity to learn and share.

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  7. Noel Csermak says:

    Hooray! I’m in. I can’t wait to get to work with everyone. Thank you for providing the opportunity.

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  8. nancydrewit says:

    Looks great–thank you for offering this!

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  9. Thank you, Kami & Sudipta. I am excited about the Nerdy Chicks Write Summer School. As I tell my students, reading, writing and creating during the summer are so important. It is not good to be on the *Summer Slide!* The genre of picture books is my choice to write as I continue to learn and grow as a *writer-in-process.* ~Suzy Leopold

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  10. Sandee Abern says:

    So excited….thanks so much for offering this!!!!

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  11. I was all, “I don’t need this because I’m neck-deep in writing projects right now.” And then I saw the dates: JULY 21- August 15th. Well. That’s totally different. (Never mind–I signed up.)

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  12. what an awesome opportunity! thanks for inviting us all in…

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  13. Carrie Brown says:

    I am so excited! Thanks for the help!

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  14. diandramae says:

    Looking forward to the challenge!

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  15. kamikinard says:

    🙂 to you all! It will be fun!

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  16. Joanne Sher says:

    Totally, TOTALLY jazzed! You can’t possibly know how much. Signed up and TOTALLY ready! LOVE Sudipta, and gotta pick up a Kami boook to see how much I love her too! 😀

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  17. Cecilia says:

    signed and sent

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  18. I’m in. Will tell the world, too. 🙂

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  19. Love the name Summer School! Looking forward to participating.

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  20. This looks like a lot of fun and just what I need to keep me focused. Thanks! I think I am signed up. I hope I filled out the right form.

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  21. Thank you SO much for this great opportunity!

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  22. Jeanette Koscheski says:

    Thanks so much for hosting this. I feel isolated as a writer sometimes. I know that there is synergy created when creative people share ideas and info. It will be fabulous.

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  23. kamikinard says:

    You’re welcome. This is fun for us too, and I expect to learn something new, myself! 😉

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  24. donnamcdine says:

    Looking forward to your workshop!

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  25. Charlotte says:

    Thank you, Kami and Sudipta, for this wonderful opportunity to continue exploring my craft 🙂

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  26. Andrea B says:

    I heard about this from Twitter this morning … thanks for this opportunity! Just signed up. 🙂

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  27. eliza kinkz says:

    Sharpening some pencils and inhaling the sweet scent of a new eraser. Can’t wait!

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  28. Marissa says:

    Hi! I came across this on a friend’s Facebook post. I’m not a writer but am very interested in learning. Would this be the right forum for me to learn??
    Thank you!

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  29. kamikinard says:

    Hi Marissa, Basically you will get all of your info right here on the blog. You can follow it and have posts emailed to you or check it daily. Participating authors will be posting info-filled posts during summer school so you can pick up tips! We’re planning some other things too, but this is a participate at-will as-you have time event so it should suit any schedule.

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  30. Doris Stone says:

    This sounds like a wonderful opportunity. Thanks so much!

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  31. Just registered a minute ago but not sure it went through! What a fab opportunity. Thank you so much. Summer school never sounded so good!

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  32. Wow, thank you so much for doing this! With my girls home all summer, I could use some extra motivation and always love the chance to improve my craft. I can’t wait until summer school starts!

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  33. Janie Reinart says:

    Looking forward to it! Thanks for the opportunity.

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  34. miriam franklin says:

    Wow, what a great opportunity! Thanks for putting this together!

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  35. kamikinard says:

    You’re welcome! We’re really looking forward to it!

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  36. I’m looking forward to going “back to school!” Thank you for this opportunity, Nerdy Chicks!

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  37. Pat Holloway says:

    I’ve always loved summer school, can’t wait to begin! Thank you both for providing this great opportunity.

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  38. jackiewellington21 says:

    Reblogged this on Why I Write Picture Books? (#YIWritePB) and commented:
    I am taking this challenge. What are you doing this summer to hone your writing craft?

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  39. Russ says:

    Can a nerdy guy get in on the fun and learn a few things?

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  40. jackiewellington21 says:

    Just signed up…Looking forward to this. Thanks for doing it. 😀

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  41. Thank you for doing this, Sudipta and Kami!

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  42. kamikinard says:

    You’re so welcome! And thanks for reblogging this Jackie!

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  43. What a fabulous opportunity! Thank you so much! And it’s great that it’s flexible too.

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  44. Saba says:

    You have no idea how much I need this!!! Thank you so much!!!

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  45. topangamaria says:

    HOPE i’m signed up….Do you send a confirmation? Anyway, it’s a lovely thing to do.

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    • kamikinard says:

      You’re in Maria! It’s a VERY simple system and, as yet, there is no confirmation, but we haven’t missed anyone yet who has asked so we have faith in our simple system!

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  46. Tahira Naeem says:

    I preregistered for the course but I will not be able to take it after all. Please offer my slot to someone else. Thank you.

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  47. Thanks for offering this kick-in-the-shorts! I look forward to it! –Deborah Holt Williams

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  48. AnnP says:

    Okay, I am in! I will do my best. It is so great to see all the people signing up! 🙂

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    • kamikinard says:

      We’re looking forward to it too! We love all of the comments! But you don’t have to comment to sign up, so this only reflects a small, but well appreciated percentage of those signed up. We’re excited!

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  49. […] Find more of our great Summer School teachers at our Faculty page. And you haven’t registered yet, there’s still time! Click here to find the registration form. […]

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