Creative Writing Summer Camps

girl writingCarolyn will be offering creative writing summer camps for children in the Austin area during the summer of 2015. Camps will be offered in Georgetown (June 1-5), Wimberley (August 3-7) and Austin (June 29-July 10). For more information, please visit


If you’re interested in a camp being hosted in your area please contact Carolyn at

WATCH: Kerry Washington Brings to Life Sojourner Truth’s “Ain’t I A Woman” Speech


Sojourner Truth’s “Ain’t I A Woman” speech from 1851 is an iconic precursor to contemporary feminist/womanist discourse. In the speech, Truth talks about how her Black womanhood is rarely acknowledged by those who instead seek to dehumanize and humiliate her.

The Vlog Brothers

A quick link and intro to the Vlog Brothers, John and Hank Green. John Green is the remarkably talented writer behind The Fault in Our Stars and Hank is his brother, who is a musician who also works for EcoGeek. Together they create regular videos for YouTube about everything from “How to Become an Adult” to “The 5 Worst Typos in History.” If you are between the ages of 10 and 16 then you already know about the Vlog Brothers. I thought maybe the rest of you should learn about them too. They have over 1 million subscribers and their enthusiasm and dedication to their audience show no signs of waning.