Winter Writing Camp


I apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see you for Summer Writing Camp in 2018!



Back by popular demand … for the eighth year in a row I’m holding a special one-day Winter Writing Camp!

This year’s writing camp will be a fundraiser to help the victims of the Thomas Fire. All proceeds will be donated to the Ventura County Community Disaster Relief Fund.

What: Students will have FUN while learning how to improve central components of their writing, including dialogue, characterization, plot and setting, through various creativity-inducing writing exercises.

Who: Students ages 8-18. Poets, playwrights, short-story writers, future novelists – all are encouraged and welcome to join!

When: Saturday, December 30th from 10 a.m. to noon.

Where: In the conference room of Jensen Design & Survey in Ventura at 1672 Donlon Street (near Target).

Price: Pay what you can. We are taking donations of any amount! Suggested donation: $25.

How: If you’re interested in getting signed up, simply download, print and send in the PDF of the registration form below, or email me at dallaswoodburn <AT> gmail <DOT> com to reserve your spot!

Winter Writing Camp 2017 Registration Form

Register now. SPACE IS LIMITED!

About Dallas Woodburn:

Dallas was a 2013-14 Steinbeck Fellow in Creative Writing at San Jose State University. She graduated in 2013 with her Master’s degree in Fiction Writing from Purdue University. While at Purdue, she taught undergraduate writing courses for three years and also served as the Fiction Editor of Sycamore Review literary magazine. She has received numerous Excellence in Teaching awards, including the “Q-Award” based on outstanding student evaluations for every semester she has been teaching. In 2009 she graduated with summa cum laude honors from the University of Southern California, majoring in Creative Writing; she graduated from Ventura High in 2005.

Dallas is an acclaimed writer, speaker and teacher, with experience as workshop instructor and coordinator of the Young Writers Program of the prestigious Santa Barbara Writers Conference. She has taught the Write On! Summer Writing Camp the past seven years to great success and has also taught an online short-story writing course. Currently based in the Bay Area, she teaches writing and public speaking classes for kids as part of the after-school program Communications Academy.

Dallas is the award-winning author of two self-published collections of short stories. Her first, There’s a Huge Pimple On My Nose, was published when she was ten years old, and her latest, 3 a.m., was featured on the nationally syndicated PBS book talk show “Between the Lines.” Her short fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in numerous literary magazines. She has also written for dozens of national publications, including Family Circle, Writer’s Digest, The Los Angeles Times, Justine, Listen, and her work has appeared in more than a dozen Chicken Soup for the Soul anthologies. In 2010, she was honored by Glamour Magazine as one of four national “Best of You” award winners for her volunteer work with Write On! For Literacy.

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