Summer Creative Writing Classes For Kids Of All Ages

by Sandra Foyt on June 9, 2010

in Enrichment Ideas


“Robyn is a fantastic teacher. I can’t say enough good things about her.” – Terri Jones (Mom to two young authors.)

Over the past year, I’ve seen my son’s creative writing skills develop to the point where I can’t wait to see what he is going to write next.  He has blossomed from reluctant writer to eager author, and all the credit goes to the writing programs at East Line Books.

This summer, Robyn Ringler will be running a series of short, week-long classes that will engage and inspire young writers.

Class Description:

“Most of the material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen.” –Willa Cather

You’re never too young to start writing.  So, why wait?  Use this summer break as a time to get started.  Put your hopes, secrets, and fears into writing and learn writing techniques that will help you for the rest of your life.  Come meet new people and share your work with a supportive audience.  Bring a notebook, a pen and your ideas!  Limit 8 students.

Instructor: Robyn Ringler’s articles have been published in the Albany Times Union, Newark Star-Ledger and have been sent out over the New York Times wire. She has written regularly for Nursing Spectrum and has contributed to the Philosophical Mom webzine and other publications. She has read her personal essays on Northeast Public Radio, Martha Stewart Radio, The Health Show and 51%, nationally syndicated radio programs. Robyn has also published essays in two prominent anthologies: Women’s Letters: America from the Revolutionary War to the Present, published by Dial Press,and Stories of Illness and Healing:  Women Write Their Bodies, published by Kent State University Press.


Pick any of the following weeks and attend all four days:

Week 1:  June 29, 30 & July 1 & 2

Week 2:  July 6,7, 8 & 9

Week 3:  July 19, 20, 21 & 22

Week 4:  August 3, 4, 5,& 6

Week 5: August 24, 25, 26 & 27

Time & Cost:

  • Entering Grades 2 & 3:  10-10:45 a.m.; Cost per week:  $50
  • Entering Grades 4-6:  11a.m.-12:15 p.m.; Cost per week: $65
  • Entering Grades 7-9:  2-3:30 p.m.; Cost per week:  $85
  • Entering Grades10-12; The class will meet Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. for six weeks: June 30, July 7, July 14, July 21, Aug. 4 & Aug. 18.  Cost:  $120


1714 Rt. 9
Clifton Park, NY

Interested? For more information, call Robyn Ringler at 518-371-4151 or e-mail her at  You can also visit her website at

| Sandra Foyt is a storyteller, photographer, and road trip junkie. A veteran of six cross-country road trips, she drove Route 66, the Lincoln Highway, the fossil freeway, the extraterrestrial highway, and even “the loneliest road in America.” Find her on, an award-winning destination guide to extraordinary travel in and from Northeast USA, on her portfolio site at, and in freelance gigs on Family Travel 411, Minitime, Huffington Post, and Matador Network. Email:, Twitter @SandraFoyt.

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