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Greetings from CAMP PLOT-A-WANNA!

From our leaves of grass to our softball field of dreams,
we provide the ultimate camping experience for the
literately oriented. We know that the writing life is a
sedentary, solitary, sickly experience, which is why our
counselors and staff are trained to gently acquaint our
campers with unfamiliar concepts like fresh air, sunlight,
weenie roasts, and trees. At CAMP PLOT-A-WANNA,
you’ll enjoy the wind in the willows, everyone eats shoots
and leaves, and it’s always okay to kill a mockingbird.



includes all the amenities
that a vacationing writer
could want. Take a walk in
the woods, where the hours
will feel like one hundred
years of solitude. Escape
from the sound and the fury as you contemplate the
sheltering sky while consulting a cloud atlas. When the
bell tolls for lunch, enjoy a moveable feast of fried green
tomatoes, madeleines, big fish, and perhaps a taste of
blackberries or a clockwork orange (note: oranges are
not the only fruit). End the day sitting around a pale fire,
trying to understand why twilight is so popular (note: the
sun also rises).

Horseback writing
Arts & crafts for writers:


wallets that are perpetually empty
rejection letter cozy
pencils refurbished from other pencils angrily
snapped in half
typewriter ribbon lanyards
erasers rendered from the boiled fat of book
writers’ block whittling.

Writer vs. editor tug of war
Writing and RE-WRITING letters home
Bird by bird watching
The fault in our stargazing

Our Counselors
“Pops” Homer Our most senior

camp counselor and head custodian.
Interests: epic poetry, archery, singalongs, gyros, woodcraft. His eyesight
isn’t what it used to be, but he’s
still spry and sure can tell some war

Willy “the Quill” Shakespeare

Interests: Drama, improv, history.
Campers love him for his bawdy
sense of humor and ability to turn any
tragedy into a comedy. Don’t miss his
sonnet slams in the main lodge every
Thursday night!

Signor Dante Interests: Divine

retribution, piety, long hikes,
stargazing, pasta. A romantic at heart,
he does have a tendency to get lost
in the woods. Just don’t mention his
ongoing Dan Brown-related lawsuit.

Ms. Sappho Interests: Erotic poetry,
lyre-playing, rock climbing, sandalwearing. A favorite of our female
campers, she has lots of advice for
anyone who’s lovelorn, homesick, or
unsure how to address the goddess
Aphrodite. We just hope she finds
time to finish a whole poem some
time soon!
Mura “Saki” Shikibu Interests:

Court intrigue, calligraphy, classic
Chinese literature, gazing at the
moon. She may not say much, but
don’t be surprised if you find yourself
written into the next chapter of this
counselor's novel, complete with a
detailed description of everything you
were wearing. She’s a keen observer,
which is why she’s so good at leading
our birdwatching and mushroom
hunting hikes.

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