The Fine Lines Writing Summer Camp returns for its 18th year next week. All workshops will take place in the UNO campus’ Ballroom and will be broken up by age and interest.
David Martin, a retired English teacher who co-created the camp with his wife, says Fine Lines is open to students of all ages from third grade to adult seniors.
He says though everyone starts off strangers, by the end of the week, they are usually one big, happy writing family.
Martin says the Fine Lines camp puts the emphasis on fun and creativity as applied to writing song lyrics, poems, essays, novels and plays.
"It’s a workshop atmosphere. We have professional teachers, published authors, musicians, ballet instructors. All of these people are artists that share their creativity and their medium. And we make the transfer into metaphors and good English for creating good writing.”
Martin says there will be coaches, trainers and writers all in attendance to help campers develop their stories, poems, songs and more.
He says registration is still open and those interested can print the form from FineLines.org and bring it with them to camp on Monday morning at 8:30. Martin says last year the camp had 150 participants.