Join the Infamous Hare and Create Your Own Fables!February 11, 2010
I was just supposed to be a little foot race between Tortoise and myself. Now I’m the laughing stock of the forest! How was I supposed to know I’d sleep for that long? Man, if I ever meet Mr. Aesop who covered the race, I’m going to give him a piece of my mind! Wait, I’ll write my own fables. Yeah, I’ll attend one of Thurber House’s fable writing workshops and show Aesop I’m smart too!
Learn about what makes a fable, hear some examples from Aesop and James Thurber, and then create your own. The awesome Thurber House teachers Kathy Matthews and Valerie Cumming teach this free 2-hour workshop for 4th-6th graders at a local library near you. The best part is the celebration party at Thurber Center where we’re all invited to participate in arts and crafts, share at open mic, and receive a published copy of our fables.
Don’t be like me and fall asleep on this great opportunity! Check out the libraries below and register for a workshop that works for you. And don’t forget our celebration party!
It’s free but you do have to call ahead to register at the library site:
Saturday, Feb. 20: 2:00-4:00 p.m.: CML’s Southeast Branch, 3980 S. Hamilton Rd., (614) 645-2275
Saturday, Feb. 27: 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.: CML’s Whetstone Branch, 3909 N. High St., (614) 645-2275
Wednesday, March 3: 4:00-6:00 p.m.: CML’s Hilliard Branch, 4772 Cemetery Rd., (614) 645-2275
Saturday, March 6: 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.: Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Rd., (614) 807-2626
**All participants are invited to the celebration party Sunday, March 14 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Thurber Center, 91 Jefferson Ave., next door to Thurber House.**
Instructors: Kathy Matthews is a freelance writer and the former head scriptwriter for Kids Sundae, an original children’s radio variety show produced by WCBE 90.5 FM. Valerie Cumming is also a freelance writer and has taught at Thurber Summer Writing Camp and Thurber Writing Academy (now Writing Wizards).
The Fable Writing Workshop is a collaboration of Thurber House, the Columbus Metropolitan Library and Northwest Library.