Shared Worlds, the two-week SF/F teen writing camp, is proud to announce that instructors for summer 2010 will include Spiderwick Chronicles creator Holly Black, critically acclaimed YA and adult authors Kathe Koja and Marly Youmans, Nebula Award winner Michael Bishop, writer/gaming expert Will Hindmarch, and World Fantasy Award winner Jeff VanderMeer, in addition to Wofford College faculty and Jeremy Jones, lecturer and camp director. Artist Scott Eagle will also conduct a workshop during the camp. Special thanks to these generous sponsors of Shared Worlds: Wizards of the Coast LLC, Tor Books, and Realms of Fantasy magazine.
Although the full 2011 roster will be announced later, Shared Worlds is proud to note that Philip K. Dick Award finalist Minister Faust and Nnedi Okorafor, winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature for her novel Zahrah the Windseeker, have both accepted invitations to attend as visiting writers.
I’ll re-post this next week with registration details when this all goes live on the SW site, but just wanted to give blog readers a sneak preview. Also, I’m happy to announce that Ann and I, with help from a couple others, will be sponsoring a minority scholarship to the camp for 2010. More details on that next week as well. (If you’re interested in contributing to that effort, please contact me at vanderworld at hotmail.com.)