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HOT OFF THE PRESS – Fine Lines Summer Camp


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Omaha-Based Creative Writing Journal Prepares for Annual Summer Camp

Fine Lines makes necessary adjustments due to COVID-19

OMAHA – Fine Lines is a non-profit educational organization that began in a 1992 remedial high school English classroom with the founder, David Martin, teaching at the front of the room. For 30 years since then, Fine Lines provided a safe space for all writers, especially, for those who thought time and time again, “I know I have a voice; I just did not know there was anyone to listen.”

As Fine Lines prepares for another year of quarterly journals and new submissions, they also have been putting in long hours to make their 22nd annual summer camp a reality. In 2020, COVID-19 made the traditional format of this writing boot camp a challenge, so adjustments became necessary. Fine Lines Zoomed to execute their virtual camp, and the turnout was exciting. Writers from all over the country attended due to the lack of location restrictions. This opened up the fun with sentences, creative discoveries, and the development of poems, stories, and essays to a much wider group. With the success of last year’s camp, it put all fears to rest. Fine Lines looks forward to the second year of Zoom camp and has excitedly finalized the specifics for this year’s virtual summer writing reality.

Looking to participate, yourself? Here are the details!

  • Camp will be held Monday-Friday, June 14-18, 2021.
  • All five days will be virtually facilitated on Zoom.
  • Campers are separated into age groups: grades 5-8, grades 9-12, and adults
  • The registration fee is $150 per camper for the entire week.
  • Nobody gets turned away!

Make sure to fill out the camp registration form if you’re interested! Then send it and your registration fee via snail mail to 9905 Rockbrook Road Omaha, NE 68124 or via email to fine-lines@cox.net!

To learn more about this creative writing journal, its summer camp, and how you can make a submission yourself, visit www.finelines.org.


Madison Jenkins, Organizational Development Consulting Intern


Fine Lines contact:

David Martin


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