After reviewing participant applications, a group of 30-50 student authors will be selected to meet at ZSR on the afternoon and evening of Friday, January 31st from 4 pm until midnight, and write a collection of stories (or essays or poems) that will be copy-edited by WFU Writing Center graduate students, published in a book and cataloged. The evening will end at midnight with desserts and a toast to the authors. Each participant will be listed as an author and will receive a print copy of the book.
If you want to know more about our previous Writers’ Camp, you can read a recap of the event by one of our student authors in the Old Gold and Black, our student newspaper.
You and your fellow authors will meet at ZSR at 4 pm in the ZSR Auditorium with everything you need for a binge writing session. Be prepared to stay until midnight when we celebrate your work. Professor Ryan Shirey, Director of the WFU Writing Center will open the event with insider tips to make the most of your writing experience. Writing tutors from the Writing Center will be available during the event to assist you. Pizza will be served for dinner at 7:00 pm and at 12 midnight we will have dessert and a toast to close the event and celebrate your work!
After the event all the writing will be professionally edited and then published as an eBook. Two editions will be created by Craig Fansler in ZSR, one for Special Collections and one for the circulating collection. Student authors will be able to pick up their personal print copy later in the Spring semester.
Oct. 29 through Nov. 20: Open Application Period: All Wake Forest students are invited to submit online applications and writing samples for review.
Dec. 2: Student Author Selection: Student authors will be notified of their acceptance via email. Students will begin receiving regular updates from the committee in preparation for the event.