Fifteen students set out across Portland this month visiting art venues, a food market and a popular new restaurant to offer their critiques and hone their skills as writers and reviewers through a summer camp program with The Telling Room.

Led by Telling Room program coordinator Sonya Tomlinson, who is also a writer and hip hop recording artist, the four-day camp focusing on food and art criticism was one of 12 offerings this summer for writers ages 7 to 18. Humor, fiction or essays were among the areas of focus for other camp sessions. During the school year, the Portland organization offers a variety of free programs that encourage student writing and creativity.

Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or login first for digital access. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.