Online Young Writers’ Camps

Nurture your young writer's talent

At Young Writers’ Camp, students will work with top-notch published authors, learn writing techniques for specific genres, and have the opportunity to ask questions and receive guidance from experienced writers.

In partnership with YouthWrite®, Metro Continuing Education and The Bennett Centre are pleased to offer Young Writers’ Camps to students in grades 4-9. YouthWrite®, a prominent organization in Edmonton’s writing community, has organized and hosted writing camps for kids the past 20 years.

2021 Camps:

March 29, 2021
Grades 4 – 6
Time: 10 – 11 am and 1 – 2 pm

March 30, 2021
Grades 7 – 9
Time: 10 – 11 am and 1 – 2 pm

Location: Online
Camp fee: $49 plus GST
Supplies needed: Paper, pencil and a pen
Deadline to register: March 22, 2021

The 2021 instructor line-up:

Elena Eli Belyea (they/she) is a queer playwright, performer, producer and arts educator from Amiskwaciy-wâskahikan (Edmonton, Treaty 6) whose plays have been produced across North America. Elena was a participant in Nightwood Theatre’s 2016-2017 Write from the Hip Playwriting Unit, a recipient of the Tarragon Theatre’s 2018-2019 RBC Emerging Playwright Award, and a graduate of the National Theatre School of Canada’s Playwriting program. Elena’s also half of queer sketch comedy duo “Gender? I Hardly Know Them” (on Tiktok and Instagram at @genderihardlyknowthem). Find out more at +

Marty Chan writes books for kids, plays for adults, and tweets for fun. He’s best known for his Marty Chan Mystery series. He was a regular contributor to CBC Radio and the Edmonton Journal with his humour pieces. His latest young adult novel, Haunted Hospital, was inspired by the Charles Camsell Hospital. For more information about Marty, visit

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For more information or for registration assistance, call Metro Continuing Education at 780-428-1111 or email