Winter 2018 Workshops

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The Elements of Fiction

The Elements of Fiction

Tuesdays, 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm 9 - 11
Fiction is both an escape from reality and way back to ourselves. Words can transport us to other worlds, other times, and other lives while still speaking to those basic human desires - safety, belonging, acceptance. To carve this way out and in, a writer must be skilled, take risks,... Read More...
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It's Your Thing

It’s Your Thing

Tuesdays, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm 12 - 16
In this workshop, you can write whatever you want: personal memoir, screenplay, TV pilot, political manifesto, rock opera, sports investigation, epic poem, western comedy, horror-romance, spy-sci-fi, or some sort of strange, new thing, you’re not even sure what to call it. Whatever it is, you must write it fiercely and... Read More...
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What Do You Have to Say for Yourself?

What Do You Have to Say for Yourself?

Wednesdays, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm 11 - 15
The personal essay is the most common and the most feared genre young writers will face.  As a frequent requirement in school admissions, the pressure can feel overwhelming.  How can you sum yourself up in five hundred words, or less?  How can you represent yourself in the best light, while... Read More...
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The Game of Poetry

The Game of Poetry

Thursdays, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm 9 - 12
Children are told to eat their food, not play with it; but children need to play with words in order to feed their souls.  Poetry helps us process and make sense of our experiences. The poetry toolbox contains both literary devices to hammer thoughts into shape, as well as a... Read More...
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Jump Up and Write!

Jump Up and Write!

Fridays, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm 9-12
Does your child have trouble sitting still and being quiet?  We have the perfect workshop for you!!  In “Jump Up and Write,” we combine collaborative writing with improv, theatre games, and out-of-the-chair physical activities. We're all about unleashing that kinetic energy and getting it down on paper. By combining their... Read More...
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Creating Otherworlds: Fantasy & Science Fiction

Creating Otherworlds: Fantasy & Science Fiction

Saturdays, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 8 - 11
Do you want to create your own fantastical world with fantastical characters? Imagine being able to rule the world! This workshop will give you the inspiration, comprehensive skill and unconfined space to unleash your imaginative forces. Whether you are interested in high fantasy, science fiction, magical realism, dystopia or simply... Read More...
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The Power of Words: Political Writing

The Power of Words: Political Writing

Saturdays, 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm 12-15
There is no doubt words can change the world - they can inspire revolutions and bring down dictatorships. They can bring freedom to the masses and ensure every voice is heard. They are the most powerful tool we possess – and this workshop will teach you how to harness that... Read More...
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POW! Writing and Drawing Comics

POW! Writing and Drawing Comics

Saturdays, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm 10 - 14
In this workshop, students will learn how to use cartooning vocabulary to tell their own stories, from ordinary, everyday events to the most fantastic realms of a child’s imagination. Little art experience is needed, just an interest and a passion for making work. Students will be taught every stage of... Read More...
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