Indie Summer Teen Workshops

Greensboro Bound will launch Indie Teen Summer Writing Workshops in June and August 2019.

Workshop participants will learn from local writers as they explore different genres in a setting outside of the classroom. The workshops, while writing-centered, will not be writing intensive. Rather, the workshops will offer communication skills development and information about the world of writing and creative community. Published authors, spoken word poets, TV/Film actors, and educators will lead workshop sessions.

The goal is to learn, enjoy mentorship from local published authors, and have fun! The week will close with a public reading on Friday evening at Scuppernong Books, providing participants an opportunity to read their work in a public setting with friends and family in the audience.


Email Festivalcoordinato[at]greensborobound[dot]come regarding questions. 

Dates :

Both weeks will feature similar curriculums.

Cost | Location: The workshops will take place in Scuppernong Books from 9 am – 12:30 pm. $250 Early Registration; then $275. Seating is limited to 12 participants per week, and is first come, first served.  A $75 deposit is required at the time of registration with full payment due three weeks prior to class. Writing samples are not required.

What does registration include?:  Registration includes a daily free beverage (coffee, tea, hot chocolate, canned drink) and a healthy snack. On Friday, pizza is provided as a Farewell Send-Off Lunch, 12-1 pm.

Closing Reception: Workshop participants are invited to read during a public program on Friday evening, 7 pm, at Scuppernong Books. (JUNE 28 & AUGUST 16).

Who should take this camp? Any high school student in grades 10 – 12 interested in writing as a serious extracurricular activity or as a college academic track. The workshops welcome all skill levels with the expectation that students will be interactive and engaged.

Curriculum Highlights (currently in progress): 

  • Andrew Saulters from Unicorn Press will lead workshop participants in a bookmaking session
  • Author Krystal Smith will teach an Intro to Speculative Fiction Course (Sci-Fi and Fantasy)
  • Drew Matthews from inStudio will lead a workshop with with Film&TV scripts on how to understand a scene
  • Scuppernong staff and regional book sales representatives will provide insight regarding how the world of publishing works, from author to publisher to bookstore
  • Participants will learn the basics of editing and revision as an individual AND collaborative process
  • Participants will be mentored on public speaking and presentation

Faculty pictures from top to bottom (partial list): Krystal Smith (Speculative Fiction) |  Drew Matthews (TV&Film Scripts) – inStudio | Steve Michell (Fiction)  – Bookseller at Scuppernong Books Deonna Kelli Sayed (Creative Non-Fiction) – Workshop Director | | Ashley Lumpkin (Poetry) – Spoken Word Poet | | Andrew Saulters (Bookmaker ) – Unicorn Press) | Chris Shipman (Poetry)  –  New Garden Friends School  (partial list)

Faculty bios coming soon.