Marc Nobleman
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Marc Nobleman

Marc N.

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Elementary, Middle School
When I was 9, I won a Mother's Day poem-writing contest. My first thought: "I can't believe no one else entered."

Several decades later, I *still* don't know if that's why I won, but now that I'm the published author of 80+ books for children, I do know this: writing creatively is an adventure.

It's also a must. If you are going to write at all, write with flair! (You would eat a bowl of ice cream as is, but if offered a topping, wouldn't you take it?) It makes the experience more delicious for the reader, but also for YOU, the writer. The entertainer!

This is not your typical writing session. High impact. Low stress. I make it fun and funny. My writing challenges are unlike any you've done. If you're an avid writer, this is for you. If you're a reluctant writer, same! I've worked with all kinds of kids.

Each session will involve lively discussion and mind-blowing tips...you won't want it to end. So let's get started!

SCHEDULING NOTE: I recommend scheduling your sessions for consecutive weekdays or every other weekday rather than once a week; kids often benefit from that continuity and momentum. As of now, the site scheduler does not offer a "repeat daily" or a "custom repeat" option so if that is of interest, we'll determine the dates/time and I'll manually schedule it on the site calendar.

About Marc N.

When I was your age, my parents forced me to take judo.

And guitar.

And computing programming.

And writing.

But before I tried those activities, I did not know which I would like. I thought I would like guitar, but I didn't. I did not think I would like writing THAT much, but I did. SO much that it became my job!

You are the same. You also don't already know everything that will become your passion.

I've had the privilege of teaching creative writing to kids around the world for years, and the kids have taught me, too: I've learned a lot about what kids like and what you don't.

That mean I focus on the FUN of writing. No tests, no stress. I make sure my writing sessions have something for ALL, even you kids who are forced to do them.

We'll work at your pace, with subjects you like as much as possible, to help you become the writer you did not know you could be.

I'm not saying that writing will become your passion. I am saying that you will enjoy our time together. No need to take my word for it; here's feedback from one of the many schools I've presented at:

"In 30 years of hosting best-selling authors, Marc's presentation was the best I have ever witnessed. Judging from the student response, he transformed what it means to be a writer."
—Karen Palko, teacher, International School of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

But I can't help you with judo.

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Lily
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My daughter enjoys the lessons with Marc and she enjoys writing stories before each class.

Posted May 28, 2020
Mindy C.
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Posted May 22, 2020
Kiki K.
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Marc offers very detailed and helpful feedback. My daughter has thoroughly enjoyed each lesson.

Posted May 20, 2020
Debbie
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Posted Apr 28, 2020
Eva
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Marc is a very thoughtful and engaging instructor, very talented and patient. Highly recommended :)

Posted Apr 27, 2020
Mark
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he gives good suggestions,and he manages to make things funny

Posted Apr 27, 2020
Nicole
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The camp was incredibly fun! He helped me learn so much and grow as a writer. I totally recommend him as an instructor. 😀

Posted Apr 17, 2020
Matt Small
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I am a seventh grader, and have just completed Mr. Nobleman's five day learning course. I believe he would be a great teacher for any student of any level, and his class was very engaging, informative, and fun!
Thank you, Mr. Nobleman!

Posted Apr 12, 2020
Matt Small
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Posted Apr 8, 2020
Aryeh
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awsome teacher!

Posted Apr 7, 2020
Lukas M.
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Great progress over the span of the week. Marc is very enthusiastic and flexible.

Posted Apr 3, 2020
Christy
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My daughter loved attending creative writing camp with Mr. Nobleman. She wants me to sign her up every summer!

Posted Mar 22, 2020
Wu
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My son attended two summers for Creative writing because he loved it so much. Great teacher! Highly recommend.

Posted Mar 20, 2020
Jaime
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My daughter loved the writing class! She found it fun and engaging!

Posted Mar 20, 2020
Charlotte L
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I took the creative writing class the summer before I entered sixth grade and Marc’s thoughtful, personal, and fluid lessons have shaped my experiences writing and analyzing creative writing for the past three years. I often think about the unsung heroes that he taught us about as a way that I can extend my own stories and recognize the bravery of normal people in the the world. I would highly recommend this class to all campers, regardless of writing ability.

Posted Mar 20, 2020
Natalie
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Mr Marc made writing fun and educational. I liked his unique approaches, ie $10 verbs outbursts, with getting us to stretch our imaginations.

Posted Mar 20, 2020

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Experience

creative writing instructor
Jun 2015 - Present

Landon/Bullis/other schools

I'm the award-winning author of more than 80 books for young people including "Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman," which changed history and inspired an unprecedented feature documentary called "Batman & Bill." Other titles include "The Chupacabra Ate the Candelabra," "Brave Like My Brother," and "Thirty Minutes Over Oregon: A Japanese Pilot's World War II Story." I've been speaking in schools since 2001 (now 50+ a year), running writing workshops for young people for nearly as long, and teaching high-rated creative writing camps since 2015.

Education

BA American Studies
Aug 1990 - May 1994

Brandeis University

Awards

Orbis Pictus Honor
Nov 2018

National Council of Teachers of English

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