Converse will host the following co-educational, residential summer workshops for rising 10th – 12th graders during the week of July 17-22, 2011:
Explore the world of forensic science by securing a crime scene, gathering clues and processing evidence in science labs. Consider real cases and then work with Converse faculty to analyze similar evidence from fictional cases. Meet and hear from forensics experts and spend an afternoon touring the Spartanburg Crime Lab. Workshop size is limited to a maximum of 18 students to ensure individual attention. CSI aims to develop analytical thinking and problem-solving skills in the context of intriguing and sometimes surprising evidence.
Young Writers Workshop
Join a community of intellectually curious and motivated writers working to develop your talents in poetry, fiction, playwriting and creative nonfiction. Learn from professional writers through daily critique sessions, writing workshops, craft discussions, panels and readings. The hands-on approach will include personal instruction to help you recognize your strengths, potential, and learn about avenues for successful writing, editing and publishing. Students will also give a public reading of their work on the final day.
Additional information, including an application, is available online.