Welcome to the 8th Annual
Library Admin Building
If you're a serious teen writer looking for serious support for the work you do, then Explorati Teen Writers Boot Camp is for you. We know how important writing is to you, and we put our focus exclusively on whatever you are writing. You'll even workshop pages from your books or short stories, getting invaluable peer as well as professional feedback.
Better still, Explorati Teens is highly social. Writers work alone and we often get funny looks when we say we can't wait to go home and write. This program connects writers to other teens who get what it is to be a writer. Explorati Teens works hard to forge tight-knit tribes of young artists.
This year we're offering three tracks, each designed to serve a very specific group of writers.
Middle School Fiction is for younger writers just getting started and ready to take part in the fun studying writing can be.
High School Fiction is for those who want to up the intensity of the study of their craft.
Screenwriting is for middle school AND high school writers who are interested in learning the craft of writing stories for the screen.
We are pleased to announce our second year of partnership with the Arapahoe Library District. Our classes will be held at their Administration Building in south Denver.
This year, two scholarships are available for each
Explorati Teens takes a unique approach to teaching writing: our instruction is rooted in the idea that writing should be as much fun as it is hard work. This is where young writers lay the foundation for understanding and improving their skills as well as how to keep growing on their own. We take your aspirations as seriously as you do.
We are individually-focused and develop whatever stories you want to tell because those are the stories you'll be most excited to work on after Explorati is a wrap. Explorati Teens celebrates who you are, at whatever level you are.
So how about it? Are you ready for some serious fun?
Trai Cartwright has been teaching creative writing and screenwriting to teens for over a decade.
As Founder and Executive Director of Explorati Teens, Trai delivers the
classes she wishes she'd had access to as a teen writer!
As an editor and story consultant, she has worked one-on-one with over one hundred writers to develop their manuscripts, several of which have gone on to publish.
Prior to becomming a college professor and editor, Trai worked for over twenty years in the entertainment industry. She began studying story as a Hollywood Development Executive, working with thousands of screenwriters to improve their skills. While living in Los Angeles, Trai optioned four screenplays of her own, produced three independent films, was assistant director of Leonardo DiCaprio's online ventures, and worked for major feature film studios 20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures, New Line Cinema, and HBO.
She also discovered one of her great pleasures: mentoring teen screenwriters. She volunteered for the Scriptwriter's Network for six years; today, a number of her former students work in the entertainment industry as actors and filmmakers.
Upon returing to Colorado four years ago, she got her MFA in Fiction
and Screenwriting from the University of California, Riverside, and is
happily at work on a YA Contemporary Fantasy.
Her website is www.craftwrite.com.
Got questions? Want more info?
Contact Trai Cartwright, the Founder and Executive Director of Explorati Teens at firstname.lastname@example.org