Kids Culture - 06.16.11

Calling Young Farmers!
    This summer Judiann Carmack-Fayyaz, a Slow Food leader, will be working with the Bridgehampton Young Farmers Initiative in a summer program for 4th through 10th graders at the Bridgehampton School.
    Students will learn about the art, science, and business of farming and agriculture production in an intimate setting on a school farm in Bridgehampton.
    Only 20 spots are available. The program will be offered weekdays from 8 a.m. to noon from July 11 through Aug. 5. Fees are $150 per week for each two-week session or $500 for two complete sessions. The program is free for Bridgehampton residents.    
    Students can register by calling the school or online at bridgehampton.k12. ny.us.

For Young Writers
    The Southampton Writers Conference at Stony Brook Southampton’s campus will offer writing workshops for teens under the auspices of its Young American Writers Project.
    The summer workshops pair professional writers with high school students for retreats, lasting four or five days, in scriptwriting and creative writing. Both workshops culminate in final readings, and select pieces of student work may be eligible for publication in the Y.A.W.P. e-zine.
    The creative writing workshop runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 5 through July 8. Student writers in fiction, poetry, and essays will discover new ways to explore their ideas and have them heard. By the end of the workshop, students will have several pieces of completed work to submit or publish. On the final day, they will participate in a reading of their work at the 2011 Summer Writing Conference. The course fee is $525.
    The scriptwriting workshop runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. starting July 11. The workshop will include five days of concentrated writing, during which each student will write a short, two-character script for stage or screen. The final day will be devoted to a rehearsed reading of students’ work at the 2011 Summer Writing Conference. The course fee for the scriptwriting workshop is $575.
    Partial scholarships are still available, and the deadline for applications is tomorrow. Details can be found at stonybrook.edu/yawp.