It may only be the middle of November, but we’re already busy at work planning for next year’s events and workshops! We have fun things in store for our children’s programming and want to give you a sneak peek at what you can look forward to.
Do you have a young writer itching to express his or her creative side? Our Writing Wizards workshops are back and being held each Saturday, January 28 through February 25. From science fiction, to narratives, to poetry and more, we have the area’s most talented writers and teachers bringing the magic of writing to classes for all ages.
Second and Third Graders:
Mad Scientists – A Laboratory for Story Creation with Sylvia Jackson
Young writers will become the “mad scientist” of their own tales in this class that focuses on the worlds of science and science fiction writing.
Animal Stories, from Aardvarks to Zebras with Jan Williams
Your child’s creative juices will be flowing as they are challenged to write stories and poems about their favorite animals – real or imagined.
Fourth and Fifth Graders:
Enter the Exciting World of “Warriors” with Linda Forte-Spearing
Inspired by Erin Hunter’s “Warrior” series about a domestic cat trying to survive in the wild, participants will explore how to create a story from an animal’s perspective.
So You Want to be a Writer! with Paul Hammock
Participants will get down to the basics of writing and learn narration and dialogue techniques, character creation and how to make your story a page-turner.
Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Graders
The Amazing Writing Race with Sarah Magill
Join our version of the TV show, The Amazing Race, to travel places near and far, gathering clues at pit stops to discover different genres of writing including poetry, stories and travel logs.
Attack of the Killer Plot Device with Kathy Matthew and Dan Mushalko
Stretch your imagination (and writing skills) as we dive into tales of aliens, dragons and more! Learn how to use science and logic to craft your own “invasion plot” storyline.
Registration is now open, so don’t delay as classes are on a first-come, first-serve basis and will fill up quickly! The deadline for enrollment is January 13. Click here to register online. For more details on time and location, visit our website.