Today was a wonderful first day for our young writers and staff! Our theme was “Writing Yourself into History,” and the young writers started off the morning by responding to the question of the day: “If you were to write a postcard to the future, how would you describe 2020?” After many creative and thoughtful … Continue reading “Writing Yourself into History”: The Young Writers Explore Poetry and Postcards
Hi, Everyone! June 22 is fast approaching, and we are hard at work preparing for the Young Writers’ Workshop! We are excited to meet our young writers online this year!This year’s online format will mean lots of new ways to explore our creativity including fun videos, interactive writing exercises, and a scavenger hunt, and all … Continue reading Meet Our 2020 Staff!
With such a busy day yesterday, we decided to split up our final post. Like many of our young writers, we discovered there’s so much to share when you find someone who is willing to listen. Thank you for returning to check out the final blog of the 2019 Young Writers’ Workshop. We hope you’ve … Continue reading Tell Your Story
The writers arrived at the Beach Museum today finding our theater space looking slightly different than the rest of the week. The reality of our reading began sinking in when they looked out to see auditorium style seating, rather than our more classroom-like tables and atmosphere. The end of the week seemed to sneak up … Continue reading How Far We’ve Come
A whole new world A new fantastic point of view “A Whole New World” from Aladdin Throughout the 2019 Young Writers’ Workshop, we’ve had the chance to explore ourselves, our homes, and our own unique worlds. Today, we broadened our horizons by asking ourselves where we’ve been, where we want to go, and where we … Continue reading “A New Fantastic Point-of-View”: Finding Your Voice and Place
"Shining bright like a diamond We're beautiful like diamonds in the sky" —Rihanna, “Diamonds” Though it might be hard to believe, Wednesday marks the midway point of our Young Writers’ Workshop. Those who have been following along will recall that Monday brought us to new worlds and Tuesday meant exploring our homes and our hearts … Continue reading “Bright Like a Diamond”: Shining Songwriting
Yesterday, the writers explored worlds outside of our own. Today we brought things back down to Earth by looking someplace much closer—home. The question to start our day was “When someone says ‘Kansas’ what’s the one thing you think of?” Though most of our young writers are from the state, their answers mirrored some of … Continue reading “There’s no place like home”: The Secrets of Poetry
Today, our young writers finally arrived at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art. As they strolled inside to greet our staff, the writers were quiet and unassuming as they decorated their new notebooks and occasionally whispered to new acquaintances. Little over an hour later, they were shouting about Bob Marley as they generated an … Continue reading “Don’t Worry About a Thing”: We’re Ready to Get Started!
June 21st marks the official start to summer, and I don’t know about you, but to me summer means three things: more Disney remakes and sequels, a new Taylor Swift album on the way, and the return of our Young Writers’ Workshop! That’s right, the 2019 K-State Young Writers’ Workshop begins this coming Monday, June … Continue reading “You Need to Calm Down”…It’s Time to Meet the 2019 Staff!
What a wild week it has been! Our young writers started out as shy strangers on Monday and are leaving the workshop as strong storytellers only four days later, and we cannot express our pride at how much progress the writers made throughout the week. Our staff would like to thank those who made the … Continue reading Shy Strangers to Strong Storytellers