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Summer 2019 Workshops

Registration for the 2019 Young Writers’ Workshop program will open May 1, 2019 through the APPLICATION section.

Program Dates: July 15 – 26, 2019 from 8:30am to 12:00pm each weekday (Monday-Friday)

2019 Workshop Descriptions

For our 30th anniversary celebration, our workshop groups will focus on commemorating, remembering, or celebrating the people, places, and events of our past and future. 

A World of Holidays (incoming 1st and 2nd graders)

Who doesn’t love holidays?! Our youngest writers will learn about holidays from here and around the world and have the opportunity to share their best holiday memories. They’ll write and illustrate concrete poems and try their hands at designing greeting cards to celebrate their favorite holidays.

Celebration Station (incoming 3rd and 4th graders)

We’ve got plenty to celebrate! Our third and fourth graders will highlight some of their favorite memories in the past and write their way into the future. They’ll write occasion poems about a treasured moment from their past and acceptance speeches for their future selves.

Memorable Moments (incoming 5th and 6th graders)

History is alive and well in this workshop for our fifth and sixth graders! These young writers will research events or people in a “this day in history” style and choose their favorite. From there, they’ll create a collaborative visual encyclopedia filled with all of their entries. Then, they’ll write short stories from the point-of-view of someone (or something) present during their chosen moment. 

My Favorite Things (incoming 7th and 8th graders)

Books? Television? Comics? Movies? Our imaginations run wild through what we watch and read. Our middle schoolers will explore the world of fanfiction, diving into their favorite characters and stories – from the page or the screen. They’ll imitate and recreate what they love into something totally original through parody songs and fanfiction stories or comics.

Blasting to the Future (incoming 9th – 12th graders)

Why live in the past when you can blast into the future? Our more experienced young writers will craft sci-fi stories of their own making, developing new characters, unbelievable worlds, and exciting storylines. Our high school participants will also try their hands at futuristic roundels, taking this short poetic form from medieval times to tomorrow!

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