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Writing in the Middle Workshop (grade 7-8 students) – Full, registration closed

June 25, 2021 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

UCLA Writing Project Summer Camp

June 25 – July 9, 2021  – No class Monday, July 5

9:00AM – 12:00PM (PT) online

Instructors (3 sessions):
Taiesha Fowler

Natalie Neal-Peters

Our middle schoolers are living through historic times! In this workshop, we’ll use the written word to unleash creativity, to take snapshots of our lives at this moment, and prepare for our next normal. In doing so, we will build on our composition skills, discussion techniques, and multi-media repertoire. Through word play and collaboration, students will learn more about themselves as individuals and as writers. By learning how to give and get feedback that encourages ingenuity and highlights strengths, students will bond with their peers, a diverse group of classmates.

Fee: $450

Registration is closed since we have reached capacity for this program.

Please join our waitlist and we will let you know if space becomes available.

Writing in the Middle Anthology Cover – Summer 2020

Taiesha Fowler is a National Board Certified Teacher who has taught elementary and middle schoolers for the past twenty years. Her expertise also includes fully integrating technology to raise student interest and to leverage achievement. Ms. Fowler is a published writer herself, and it is her passion for writing that gives her insight into how to best teach young writers. She earned her Masters of Professional Writing at the University of Southern California.


Natalie Neal-Peters has been an educator with the Los Angeles Unified School District for over 19 years and is currently an English Language and Literature teacher at El Sereno Middle School’s Environmental Science and Humanitarian Magnet. Earlier in her career she was an English language development expert for the district and later, the IB Coordinator at her International Baccalaureate World School. She is a Google Certified teacher, a Verizon Innovation Lab teacher and the ESMS Comic Book Club teacher. An avid reader who wants to know what to recommend to her students, it is nearly impossible to find her without a book somewhere on her person.

Jemila Pratt is an English and Ancient & Medieval History teacher at Marina del Rey Middle School with 19 years of experience as a middle school teacher. She enjoys engaging with her students through writing and lively discussions. Her experiences as a child of immigrant parents of Sierra Leone have allowed her to genuinely connect with students with similar backgrounds. Jemila uses writing, music, technology, and film to bring life to her lessons and prepare her students to achieve their academic goals.


June 25, 2021
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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