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Shooting Stars
Park writing

July 18, 2012

The park gazebo is a great place to write for, top row from left, Jason Pae, Niklas Brassat, Aiden Miller, and Doug Olson, and, bottom row, Alex Lee and Connor Renusch. Photos by Phil Custodio
Dozens of young writers toured downtown Clarkston and Depot Park looking for inspiration, July 13.

The trip was part of Oakland Summer Writer's Camp, July 9-20, at Clarkston Community Education building.

Directors Jim Haugh and Phyllis Ness taught the campers from throughout Oakland County to use what they see, hear, feel and experience of the world around them to encourage writing.

Many of the students were able to participate through scholarships awarded by Clarkston's Pine Knob PTA, Clarkston Optimists and Clarkston Foundation, said volunteer Nan Lindner.

"We're really pleased to have the support of the community," Lindner said. "We thank the City of the Village of Clarkston for use of Depot Park, Clarkston Union for the tour, and Rudy's for lunch."