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Write Outside

Write Outside, an annual summer program for low-income children in collaboration with the Bellefonte Youth Center, nurtures participants' awareness of the outdoor world as they learn to be still and listen, scavenge for colors, textures, and sights, notice plant and animal life, and choose words to express their discoveries. Once a week for six consecutive summer weeks, Teaching Artist Anne Burgevin leads outdoor writing adventures in parks, forests, and nature education centers throughout the region for children who attend the BYC.


Spending time in the outdoors offers people the opportunity to think and write expansively. This world without walls invites young writers to observe while using all of their senses and in doing so bring these multi-sensory experiences to the writing process!

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