Today, I kicked off a creative writing camp based on the theme of circus in Yongin, Korea, hosted by CWC. My fellow mentor in this enterprise is Kallie George, and we started off by having our students design circus posters, which they then used as springboards into their stories.
Both Kallie have written books that incorporate circuses. Kallie’s The Melancholic Mermaid is set largely in a circus, while a traveling circus led by the insidious Ringmaster Ratbaggio is featured in my book, Kendra Kandlestar and the Crack in Kazah.
Here’s some snapshots of their posters . . . you will see that there all manner of circuses: zombie, aliens, and bugs abound!