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Photo Gallery: Camp WITS

From July 25 to August 5th, Camp WITS (Writers in the Summer) students, grades 1-12, were engaged in the serious work of having fun with language. Campers at both the School of Visual Concepts downtown, and the Garfield Teen Life Center created poetry, comics, flash fiction, short stories, memoir, and more as creative writing pioneers.

With classes held at the Olympic Sculpture Garden, the galleries of MOHAI, and in neighboring parks, and with visits from guest artists who shared their expertise in haiku, improv, puppetry, and more, WITS campers drew upon the city as a source of exploratory inspiration.

Campers additionally explored the analogue art of letterpress, which is a staple of SVC. In partnership with their master printers, students pressed their own writing portfolio covers, and learned about the physical art of forming beautiful words. Selected works from these portfolios were shared with friends and family at an end-of-camp celebration

 at the Seattle Repertory Theatre.

To see more photos from this event, check out our album on Facebook, and stay tuned for pictures from the WITS Camp showcase!

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