Word Nerds

Spend a week sharpening your wit and your pencil with some hands-on writing activities.  From poetry taboo to rap battles, prose-writing to puns, these masterminds will try their hand at a breadth of styles, genres, and techniques.  Whether they are just tip-toeing into the world of words or have already done a deep dive into a particular style and genre, the tools they learn here can help an emerging writer or pro alike.  By the end, they will have the skills they need to rock the mic, the stage, the bestseller list, or whatever realm they choose. Each day is balanced with a variety of outdoor games and indoor activities led by our camp leaders.  

Miranda Krogstad is the Instructor for this unique and engaging camp.  Miranda is a spoken word poet and educator who uses her words to empower students of all ages and walks of life.  Teaching life skills including self-confidence, self-expression, and community-building, she has performed workshops in dozens of cities across Western Canada.  

Outside of the formal educational setting, Krogstad is an advocate for positivity and love in the spoken word community and beyond, performing on subject matter from mental health awareness to gender equality.  Krogstad was a member of the 2016 national wild card team, a two-time Canada Council for the Arts grant recipient, a Calgary Arts Development Grant Recipient, and a participant in the Banff Centre International Spoken Word Program.  She has since founded the organization YYSpeak to promote and support Calgarian spoken word poets and events.  

Current Offerings

Jul 2023
Jul 2023
Word Nerds - Entering Grades 8-11 - July 10-14
9:00 AM - 4:45 PM
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