Writing Boot Camp

Writing Boot Camp is a three-day, in-person writing workshop.  The boot camp will give you hands-on, interactive practice at every stage of the essay writing process.

Each workshop session will be 1-2 hours long. In each session we’ll work together as a group as well as independently (but don’t worry, you won’t have to share your writing unless you want to). Parents and students can also schedule some one-on-one time to discuss writing goals, struggles, or areas of focus.

Some topics we’ll cover include:

  • Finding a topic to write about
  • Writing from prompts
  • Writing a strong thesis statement
  • Finding support for your main idea
  • Free-writing/pre-writing
  • Outlining/mind-mapping (and other ways to organize your thoughts)
  • Transition statements
  • Introductions and conclusions
  • Editing/revising
  • Grammar and punctuation
  • Word choice and sentence/paragraph structure

All of this will be broken down into bite-sized pieces!



Suggested age range: Anyone age 13+ who wants to improve their writing skills

When: September 4-6, 2019 (Wed-Fri), 9:00AM-2:00PM (with a lunch break)

Fee: $200 for the workshop, which includes a non-refundable registration fee of $10. $10 discount for Voyagers members. Payment plans available. Fees waived for families with financial need. (Waivers and payment plan information.)

Instructor: Heidi Sandler
Assistant/Sidekick: Laura Fokkena

All materials will be provided, but you might choose to bring something for notetaking. Also – bring a lunch!



Date and Time
September 4, 2019 – September 6, 2019
9:00 AM EDT – 2:00 PM EDT

55 Middlesex St. Suite 220, North Chelmsford MA

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