Young Writers Summer Camp with Geanna Culbertson: The Making of a Hero-Princess
Hub City Bookshop will hold a summer camp for young writers led by young adult author Geanna Culbertson on Monday, July 23, from 2-3:30pm.
We have a treat for young writers and readers in Spartanburg! Geanna Culberston is leading a free workshop at the bookshop around the theme of "The Making of A Hero-Princess." She will give a short talk on the topic and then lead a writing exercise consisting of several short writing prompts, encouraging young writers to share their work throughout the event.
Geanna Culbertson is the award-winning author of The Crisanta Knight Series. Since Book One’s release in May 2016, the series has won many awards, including a Mom’s Choice Award for best family-friendly media, a Living Now Choice Award for “best lifestyle and world-changing books” in adventure fiction, a Benjamin Franklin Award for best books in Teen Fiction, and many more!
The Crisanta Knight Series is a proud sponsor of Girls on the Run, Los Angeles (GOTRLA). Driven by a heroine who is strong, smart, and bold, The Crisanta Knight Series is happy to be a continuous presence in the GOTRLA community, as both envision “a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential.”
The series has been featured in Girls’ Life Magazine as recommended reading for preteen and teen girls. Culbertson is also a regular speaker at schools for an array of age groups (from elementary schools to major universities).
Culbertson is a proud alumna of the University of Southern California where she earned her B.A. in Public Relations and triple minor degrees in Marketing, Cinematic Arts, and Critical Approaches to Leadership. She is a part of only 1.3% of her graduating class to earn the double distinction of Renaissance Scholar and Discovery Scholar. Her Discovery Scholar thesis “Beauty & the Badass: Origins of the Hero-Princess Archetype” earned her acclaim in the School of Cinematic Arts, and helped fuel her female protagonist focused writing passions.
In addition to authoring The Crisanta Knight Series (set to be eight books with the final release in spring 2021), Culbertson is a full-time manager at a leading industry digital marketing firm. When Culbertson is not working or writing, she can likely be found performing volunteer work at her local karate studio where she teaches martial arts (she is a black belt), going on adventures with her mother and best friend, and indulging her love of delicious food across the land.