YAWP Summer Guest Author Event: Session A
The Young Adult Writing Program (YAWP) at ASU hosts YA author and educational activist Camille Campbell in a virtual event about finding inspiration, crafting full ideas, and being motivated through various stages of the writing process.
Camille Campbell will talk about how to find inspiration for a story through art, music, and reading. She will teach how to show a character arc through “costume design,” use historical research to make scenes feel more authentic, and make a playlist that will help to inspire parts of a story. Campbell will share image writing prompts and explain how they help her write lyrical scenes and build vivid magical worlds that readers can visualize. Using her experience in journalism at Girls’ Life Magazine, Campbell will share methods of crafting pitches, interviewing celebrities, and writing articles in different genres. Campbell will also talk about how she wrote the book "Her Poems" and share some poetry writing prompts. She will share her journey as a writer throughout the class and talk about the current book trends. She will touch on the importance of incorporating diversity in writing, share how to “pitch” a story, and find “comparison stories” for what you’re writing. As an artist, Campbell will talk about graphic design and how she illustrated her latest book "Her Poems" using graphic designer platforms. She will show young writers how to make easy book covers for their own stories.
The event is free of charge, open to the public, and primarily appropropriate for kids entering grades 5-12.