The final day of the 2022 Young Writers’ Workshop was a wild success! Our morning question was: What was your favorite part of the week? The young writers were big fans of Thursday’s poem-comic activity... and they loved playing Mafia during breaktime! In the tradition of the Young Writers’ Workshop, the instructors and young writers … Continue reading “You Will Use It All Your Life”: The Young Writers Share Their Work with the World
The penultimate day of the 2022 Young Writers’ Workshop passed too quickly! Today’s morning question was: What book do you want to see made into a movie? From middle grade fantasy to adult historical fiction, our young writers have great taste in books! Riley got the young writers up and moving for our first writing … Continue reading “Get in Late, Get Out Early”: The Young Writers Learn Revision Techniques, Develop Dialogue, and Reveal Their Artistic Talent
The third day of the 2022 Young Writers’ Workshop was a productive one! Though we were all a bit low on energy this morning, the young writers perked up with the help of our morning question: What song could save you (from Vecna)? (Can you tell we love Stranger Things?) Check out the playlist we … Continue reading “It’s Time to Try Defying Gravity”: The Young Writers Practice Songwriting and Character-Building
The second day of the 2022 Young Writers’ Workshop dawned a little louder, a little more energetic, and a little spookier (thanks to our morning music, the Stranger Things soundtrack). Today’s first question was: If you could live in one fictional world, which one would it be? Though Hogwarts was a popular choice, some of … Continue reading “Love is a Gentle Earthquake”: The Young Writers Craft Haiku, Odes, and List Poems
The 2022 Young Writers’ Workshop is off to an excellent start! As our young writers arrived for the first day, they answered today’s very important morning question—What food would you throw at a ceiling fan?—with an unusual assortment of choices, from baby food to peas to cake, complete with illustrations. Some of our young writers … Continue reading Writing the Self into Art: The Young Writers Explore Character, Point of View, and Setting
It’s been a wild summer so far, and the fun is just beginning. That’s right, the 2022 Young Writers’ Workshop begins in just a few short days! Our instructors have been working hard to prepare an awesome week of activities for our young writers, and we are so excited to welcome them this Monday, June … Continue reading Introducing the 2022 Staff!
Today is the last day of the Young Writers’ Workshop! The young writers reminisced about the best parts of Workshop by answering this morning’s question: “What was your favorite part of the Young Writers’ Workshop?” Checkout the young writers’ responses below! The young writers then embarked on a virtual scavenger hunt. In their small groups, … Continue reading “One Last Time”: The Young Writers Celebrate Their Hard Work and Share Their Writing!
Today marks the fourth day of the 2021 Young Writers’ Workshop! The week has flown by, the young writers have made the most of each day. This morning began with the writers answering the question, “What is your favorite ending to a book or movie?” The morning question paired well with our first activity, in … Continue reading “Scarlet Lips and Sharp Teeth”: The Young Writers Experiment with Exquisite Corpse Stories, Monsters, Blackout and Erasure Poetry
We kicked off this morning with a birthday celebration! The young writers wrote Tolu, one of our instructors, well wishes and drew on his virtual birthday card in place of our usual morning question. We also celebrated Mira and Allie’s birthday in the afternoon. See Tolu’s birthday card and us singing a belated “Happy Birthday” … Continue reading “Think of a Love So Tall, an Ever-Running Fountain”: The Young Writers Celebrate Birthdays, Poetry, and Plot
The second day of the Young Writers’ Workshop challenged the young writers to think about memory and photography. Before the day’s events began, the young writers were asked, “If you could take a picture of anyone or anything, who or what would it be?” The writers said they would capture images of Olympic gymnastics, the … Continue reading “Insurance Isn’t a Glamorous Job”: The Young Writers Tackle Memory, Photography, and Sensory Detail