There is nothing to be frightened of in this two part videoconference writing workshop, where author Barri Bumgarner will lead a discussion on who/what are the monsters in a person’s life, how did they become monsters, and how to deal with them. She inspires young writers to create stories brought about from personal fears, experiences, and real-life issues- the monsters in their lives. By opening the door to the imagination, Barri offers insights to getting kids to write, revise, and share! (Barri goes through the full process of revision, explaining that a rough draft is indeed always rough, and rather than telling the students that, they’ll see it first-hand for themselves.) Students will participate in the first session by listening to readings, thinking about their own ideas, and formulating what they will write. For the second session, students will come prepared with their own writing, work on next exercise assigned by Barri, and hopefully share their products with the group! This is a two part writing workshop. In the first session, Barri will give the writing assignment to the students and give them tips and tricks for writing, and in the second session, the participating students will share their work and get constructive criticism from the author.
$300 for New Links members, $350 for nonmembers
‘Monsters’ Writing Workshop (two-part) January 29 and February 19, 2010 (register by January 25).
Two session times (all times Central Standard): 8:30 a.m. for High School and 10 a.m. for 7th and 8th grade
If creative writing workshops interest you, you might also want to consider author Patricia McKissack’s spring sessions on Science Fiction. Cost for Mrs. McKissack’s series of 3 v/c is $650 for New Links members; non-members $750. The 1st videoconference is always at 4:00 pm, and the last two are at 9:30 or 11:00 am or 1:00 or 2:00 pm CT (see schedule). Student videoconferences last for an hour.
Creative Writing – NEW! Science Fiction
Teacher Session: Thursday, April 15, 2010 @ 4 pm CT
Student Session I: Thursday, April 29, 2010 @ 11 am CT
Student Session II: Wednesday, May 12, 2010 @ 11 am CT
Questions? Contact New Links to New Learning.