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SciFi & Fantasy Summer Camp

Join us this summer for SciFi & Fantasy Camp!

For Young Writers (Ages 11 and up)


Young writers, get ready to create short stories set in your own sci-fi or fantasy world with SciFi & Fantasy Camp!

July 15-19, 2024
1-4 pm Mon-Thur; 1-5 pm Fri

Wordcrafters Studio
436 Charnelton St, Ste 100
Eugene, Oregon 97401

Price: $239 (members save $24!)

Ages 11+
(open to younger Write Club attendees and mature younger writers)

Registration closes July 8

HEALTH CONSIDERATIONS
Masks are optional. Please stay home if you’re unwell with any upper respiratory illness.

Did you know that we have student and family memberships? Members save 10% on this class and every class. To find out more Click here.

Explore new science fiction and fantasy worlds of your own creation from start to finish with this short story camp. We will look at story structure, beginnings, endings, character creation, plot, and setting in the first part of the week. The second part of the week will be centered around refining and revising our stories. By the end of this camp, you should have at least one complete short story! 

This camp is taught by two masters of science fiction fantasy storytelling—Sarina Dorie and Nina Kiriki Hoffman. On the last day, parents and friends are invited to a reading of our newly-created stories!

A limited number of scholarships are available to young writers with financial need. To apply for a scholarship fill out this application. Scholarship applications for summer camps close June 3, 2024.

About the Instructors

Nina Kiriki Hoffman has been selling science fiction, fantasy, and horror stories for many years.  Her work has appeared in R. L. Stine’s Ghosts of Fear Street, Star Trek Voyager, Bruce Coville anthologies, Cicada Magazine, and many other magazines and anthologies.


As a child, Sarina Dorie dreamed of being an astronaut/archeologist/fashion designer/illustrator/writer. Later in life, after realizing this might be an unrealistic goal, Sarina went to the Pacific NW College of Art where she earned a degree in illustration, and to Portland State University for a master’s in education to pursue the equally cut-throat career of teaching art in the public school system. After years of dedication to art and writing, most of Sarina’s dreams have come true; in addition to teaching, she is a writer/artist/ fashion designer/ and dancer. Sarina is the author of over 160 published short stories, and novels too numerous to count. Now, if only Jack Sparrow asks her to marry him, all her dreams will come true.