Rachel Rittenhouse

Christian fiction for ladies young and old

Writing Camp ~ Part 2

July 25th, 2013

I can hardly believe a week has past since I was last at writing camp! Picking up where I left of from part 1, I believe I am at Wednesday.

On Wednesday, we had classes again in the morning and then a workshop in the afternoon, getting our poems and stories reading for the reading on Thursday evening.

That afternoon, I took a tour of Murray Library which has over 200,000 books! I also talked with a Messiah alumi illustrator and looked at a large children’s book collection, all done by Messiah alumni.

My workspace!


After the tour was finished, I brought my writing and netbook and worked in the library till suppertime. There was nothing like working in a library, surrounded by books, in the peace and quietness!

Walk to the Library

The bottom picture is one of the many paths that I could take to get to the library. This way was the most direct and the prettiest, in my opinion, with the cobbled road and the pretty tree lined street.



On Thursday, we took a field to the Midtown Scholar Bookstore which is the largest bookstore from New York to Chicago! We had a “picnic lunch” in the bookstore, because of the heat, and then had the afternoon to look at books.

That evening, we did a reading of some of our poems to our family and the rest of the class (which I shall post soon!). All in all, it was a very memorable experience, one that I shall not likely forget! If anyone would have interest in going with me next year, let me know! I would love to have a friend along!


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Rachel Rittenhouse

Christian fiction for ladies young and old