Fantastic fiction writing for teens


Learn to write like a pro in this 4-day summer camp

Forget flat, one-dimensional fiction and give your readers a story that will stick with them long after they finish the last page!

With more outlets for publishing creative works than ever before, Teen Writer is the perfect place to learn how to take your writing from just fine to fabulous. Based on tips and techniques professional writers use – and taught by published author and Emmy-award winning television producer Gina Catanzarite –Teen Writer is an exhilarating 4-day camp that stimulates creativity and refines critical thinking to make fiction come alive for the reader.

We also know authors can’t be inspired when they’re stuck in a stuffy old room so our Teen

Writers take to the streets and tour exciting sites around them to stir their imaginations! Discover how to use imagery to infuse fiction with dazzling details. . . brainstorm story ideas by observing the people and places around you. . . and uncover the secret to hooking the reader from the very first page. We even reveal the process the pros use to find agents and publishers and we tell teens how to submit their work to respectable writing and scholarship competitions.

Write your own future . . . at our Teen Writer: Fantastic Fiction camp. The plot possibilities are endless!

About the Director
Gina Catanzarite is an award-winning television producer, writer, and educator who has worked both nationally and locally in her fields since 1987. Currently, Catanzarite operates her company, Arania Productions, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She counts 13 Emmy awards among her many professional honors. Catanzarite writes and produces a variety of talk programs and documentaries and subject specialties include public affairs issues, science/health topics, education topics, and workforce development. She currently is the producer of the talk show iQsmartparent, airing nationally on PBS. Catanzarite also has been an adjunct faculty member at Point Park University in Pittsburgh since 2006, teaching a range of broadcasting writing, copywriting, and on-camera performance classes.