Students dig into creative writing, literary adaptation and more at Literature Camp

Students pose in the Shakespeare Garden on campus.

Misericordia University provided an opportunity for rising high school juniors and seniors who have a love of English and literature to explore careers in those fields of study at the annual Literature Career Exploration Camp from June 26-29.

The Career Exploration Camps at Misericordia University are a popular destination for students who want to explore both college campus life and a potential career. Misericordia University offers nine popular academic camps every June in biology, business, chemistry-biochemistry, communications and media, English literature, nursing, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology and teacher education.
The three-and-a-half-day, three-night residential camp is designed for high school juniors and seniors who have a passion for stories, poems, novels and the stage. Participants work with Misericordia faculty and students in a variety of workshop settings, including creative writing, literary adaptation, literature and pop culture, and literature in the multi-media age.
The camp explores literature from around the globe, including American, multi-ethnic and English literature, and looks at its use in popular culture such as Shakespeare in films.
For more information about the 2014 Literature Career Exploration Camp, please contact, Rebecca Steinberger, Ph.D., professor and chairwoman of the Misericordia University Department of English, at (570) 674-6423 or Space is limited.
High school students explored a potential career in English and literature at the annual Misericordia University Literature Career Exploration Camp in June. Students participating in the academic camp, seated from left, are Shannon Allabaugh, Harveys Lake, Pa.; Jasmine Moku, Shavertown, Pa.; Lauren Fontaine, Quakertown, Pa., and Michaela Jurchak, Harding, Pa.; standing, Shelby Gates, Harding, Pa.; Jason Hauze, Wapwallopen, Pa.; Catherine Tuman, Lake Ariel, Pa.; Rachel Jarrett, Glen Lyon, Pa.; Amanda Caleb, assistant professor of English; and Rebecca Steinberger, professor of English.