We Learn

We Write

We Watch

We Read


ABOUT THE Lit Diaries After School Program
Week Days 230-6PM

Winter Session | August 7,  2023 - December 15, 2023

$50 per child
$15 non-refundable deposit

Spring Session | January 3, 2024- May 23, 2024

$50 per child
$15 non-refundable deposit

Summer Session 1 | June 2024

$175 per child per week
$50 non-refundable deposit

Summer Session 2 | July 2024

$175 per child per week
$50 non-refundable deposit

Location: Lit Diaries

2057 Main St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

ABOUT THE Lit Diaries After School Program

At Lit Diaries, students spend their days in personal writing workshops led by published authors and screenwriters. Program days will consist of creative writing workshops and guest speakers who are published or actively creating films, with Fridays dedicated to movie screenings, group reading, and arts and crafts.


Unlike more traditional programs in creative writing, Lit Diaries Program focuses on using informal, playful, and expressive writing to strengthen language skills and critical thinking while building self-esteem. In these informal writing activities, students develop more polished pieces, ranging from personal narratives to short stories, poems, short dramatic works, and experiments in creative nonfiction. Each week they will be able to meet best-selling authors and award-winning filmmakers who will share their experiences and success stories.


The program sections are small (no more than 40 campers). This size allows for individual attention to each student. It helps foster a sense of belonging to a supportive learning community in which students can feel comfortable exploring new directions in their writing and thinking. Trusting one's language and voice, learning to think for oneself, and collaborating with others are the qualities and skills that the program strives to develop.


This program is excellent for young creators, children struggling with self-esteem, and children seeking an outlet to express themselves



Only 40 spots are available. Reserve your spot with a deposit today.   Open to students 9-18 yrs old



  • Journaling

  • Creative Workshops w/guest speaker

  • Snack Time

  • Dream Board/Art Project

  • Reading Time and Dismissal


  • workshop and creative writing

  • Movie screening w/ guest speaker


  • Snack time

  • Book Club Meeting

The Camp Includes

  • Writing Sessions

    90 minutes organized as writing sessions and seminars

  • Journaling

    Happiness and stress release creative writing workshop 

  • Storytelling

    Weekly story writing | poetry, screenwriting, fiction, non-fiction,

  • Assigned Writing

    Weekly assigned reading and book chats w/ author visits

  • Movie Screening

    Friday's movie screening or art show w/ artists discussion and meet and greet

  • Projects

    Dream Board Projects


A collective of creative Black women who have written and published books, produced films, developed STEAM programs, and are skilled wellness instructors.

Tamika Newhouse - Director
Tamika Newhouse

Writer of 17 books and publisher of over 300 books. Tamika is the founder of AAMBC Inc. and producer of Black Writer Weekend & AAMBC Literary Awards

Kimberly Jones
Kimberly Jones

NY Times best-selling author of How Can We Win, Chief Innovation Officer with The People's Uprising, and film producer with Warner Media

Nicola Mitchell
Nicola Mitchell
Empowering Instructor

Founder of Girls Who Brunch, a nonprofit that curates empowering workshops for young girls. Her programs include hygiene awareness, self-esteem building, and inspiring talk panels.


At Lit Diaries, campers will spend their days in intimate writing workshops led by published authors and screenwriters.