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PR # 228 April 16, 2008

RVCC SETS SUMMER YOUTH WRITING CLASSES

The Corporate & Continuing Education (CCE) division at Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) in North Branch will offer a variety of writing classes this summer for children ages 8-13. The following courses will be offered:

Workshop for Young Writers: Students who have completed grades 1-8 will be given the opportunity to engage in creative and effective writing experiences. Students will use the works of well-known authors as a model to develop their own writing ?voice.? The workshop is affiliated with the Writing Agenda, a partnership between Centenary College and Raritan Valley Community College. The two-week class will be held Monday through Friday, July 21-August 1, from 9 a.m.-noon. The fee is $328.

Young Author?s Camp: Students ages 9-12 will study various children?s book authors and illustrators as they learn how to write and publish a picture book. The class will be held Monday through Friday, June 23-27, from 9 a.m.-noon. The fee is $167.

Writing Academy: Students ages 9-12 are introduced to expository, narrative and persuasive writing styles. The class will be held Monday through Friday, July 7-11, from 9 a.m.-noon. The fee is $167.

Mystery Writing: Students ages 8-10 are taught the fundamentals of the mystery writing genre. The two-week class will be held Monday through Friday, July 7-18, from 1-4 p.m. The fee is $328.

For more information, call 908-526-1200, ext. 8404, or e-mail cce@raritanval.edu . Youth program brochures also can be picked up at the CCE office, located in the lower level of RVCC?s College Center, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

RVCC, located on Route 28 and Lamington Road in North Branch, NJ, and serving Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for close to 40 years, offers 90 associate degrees and certificates. In addition, customized training programs and non-credit courses are available for those seeking personal and professional development.

The College is committed to offering a quality and affordable education through effective teaching, liaisons with the community?s businesses and state-of-the-art technology. For further information, visit www.raritanval.edu .

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