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

May 22, 2018 – King’s College will host its second annual Aspiring Writers Camp for high school students from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Monday, July 23, through Friday, July 27, on the College’s campus in Wilkes-Barre. Sponsored by the College’s English Department, the camp will feature classes on poetry, science fiction, Shakespeare, and fiction. 

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

Jennifer Judge Yonkoski, instructor of English, will teach the poetry class in which students will ground his or her writing in vivid memories and observations to produce creative works. In addition, the group will leave the classroom and carry their moleskin notebooks to explore Wilkes-Barre landmarks for inspiration, including the Riverfront, Public Square, art exhibits, and the architecture of the city. 

Dr. Mike Little, associate professor of English, will teach science fiction writing. What are the consequences of discovering alien life, flying cars, or artificial intelligence?  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. Megan Lloyd, professor of English, will teach “Will’s Rules for Writing.” What can Shakespeare’s writing teach us about writing today? The class will explore how The Bard ignites an audience, paces his plots, and constructs characters. 

Dr. Robin Field, associate professor of English, will teach the art of fiction writing class.  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 July 10. The cost of the three-day camp is $75. Lunch and snacks will be 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 at (570) 208-5900, ext. 5487 or e-mail