Local Non-Profit Launches Tuition-Free Creative Writing Summer Camp

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Keep St. Pete Lit continues to activate and engage Tampa Bay’s creative community. Their reach isn’t just limited to adults. The organization works exhaustively to instill a love of reading, writing and storytelling in the younger generations in the Sunshine City.

KSPL launches fundraiser for new summer camp series

A city brimming with history, poetry and eccentricity beckons creatives to produce work that both compliments and questions the environment around them. Keep St. Pete wants to help children harness their creative gifts with a new week-long summer camp.

The organizers behind the camp want to ensure that this opportunity is open to all children and families interested. This is why Keep St. Pete Lit is offering two Creative Writing Summer Camp tuition-free for low income families at the Morean Center for Clay.

Inspire the mind through art and community 

They’re accepting 15 students each week ages 9-12. To help cover the cost of teacher’s salaries, supplies and rent, KSPL launched an online fundraising campaign. So far, they’ve raised $745 of a total $3,000 goal. A $100 donation sponsors one child.

The first camp runs from July 17-21, the second runs from July 24-28 at the Morean Center for Clay (420 22nd Street South). The creative writing workshop sessions begin at 9:30am and end at 12:30pm each day. To learn more about this opportunity, or to enjoy a daily dose of inspiration, visit Keep St. Pete Lit’s website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan is in his third year as Writer/Editor of iLovetheBurg.com. New York Times bestselling author Andre Dubus III has said of him, “Andrew Harlan has a sharp and discerning eye for detail that deftly captures character and landscape." He has published fiction and poetry in Sabal and Prime Number Literary Magazine. He graduated with honors from Eckerd College in 2013 with a B.A. in Creative Writing and a minor in Literature. He can be reached by phone: (727) 896-3435 or email: andrew@rkc.me