“Writing Yourself into History”: The Young Writers Explore Poetry and Postcards

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

“A New Fantastic Point-of-View”: Finding Your Voice and Place

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

“Bright Like a Diamond”: Shining Songwriting

"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

“There’s no place like home”: The Secrets of Poetry

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

“Don’t Worry About a Thing”: We’re Ready to Get Started!

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!

“You Need to Calm Down”…It’s Time to Meet the 2019 Staff!

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!