For Immediate Release 
Further information: Contact Joseph Giomboni 
Public Relations Office, (570) 208-5957

May 18, 2017 – King’s College will host an Aspiring Writers Camp for high school students from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. June 21-23 on the College’s campus in Wilkes-Barre. Sponsored by the English Department, the camp will feature classes on video game storytelling, science fiction, creative non-fiction, and fiction. 

High school students can learn about creative writing and hone their skills through writing exercises, class discussion, and course readings. Classes are limited to 15 students to allow King’s faculty to provide hands-on writing instruction in a supportive environment.

Jennifer Judge Yonkoski will teach video game storytelling. Students will develop an original video game story using creative writing exercises to create compelling characters and build a new world for gamers to explore. The class goal is to create a game concept document.  

Dr. Mike Little will teach science fiction writing. What are the consequences of discovering alien life, flying cars, or artificial intelligence? In this class, students will develop characters, write effective dialog, blend narration with dialog and exposition, and examine how the ideas of today lead to an alternative future.

Dr. Jennifer McClinton-Temple will teach the course, “Creative Non-Fiction: Telling Your Own Story.” With a focus on memoir and autobiography in the vein of “I Am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai, “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand, and “Yes, Please!” by Amy Poehler, students will learn to tell their own stories with heart and humor. 

Dr. Robin Field will teach the art of fiction writing. Whether penning a western or zombie apocalypse, students in this class will learn how to create compelling characters, describe the worlds they inhabit, and portray the dilemmas they face. 

The deadline to register is June 12. The cost of the three-day camp is $65. Lunch and snacks are provided. The camp will be held in the McGowan School of Business located on N. River Street. Parking will be available at on-campus lots. 

For more information on the Aspiring Writers Camp or to register, visit the website or contact Jennifer Yonkoski, instructor of English at King’s College, at (570) 208-5900, ext. 5487 or e-mail