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Writing From the Heart (grades 2 – 5)
January 15 @ 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every week that begins at 4:15pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 12, 2020
The Storyteller’s Cottage, 750 Hopmeadow St
Simsbury, CT 06070 United States
Is your child a budding author? This five-week creative writing workshop will encourage young writers to put their thoughts on paper – and teach them to create original stories. Together, we will produce “heart maps” to help writers identify the things that are most important to them, and students will draw on the contents of these heart maps for inspiration throughout the workshop, since the best writing come from the heart. Children will learn the building blocks of fiction-writing, including character development, establishing place, and writing dialogue, while participating in fun writing activities and responding to imaginative poetry and story prompts, all in a relaxed and supportive environment. Further inspiration will come from writing in literary-themed spaces: We will gather in the Medieval Castle Room at The Storyteller’s Cottage, and children will have the opportunity to write in settings like Harry Potter’s Cupboard Under the Stairs, the Alice in Wonderland Tea Room, and the Enchanted Fairy Tale Forest.
COST: $150 for 5 weeks
INSTRUCTOR: Lori Miller Kase, an award-winning, published writer, studied creative writing at Wesleyan University, where she received her Master’s Degree. She divides her time between journalism and fiction writing, and has taught creative writing to elementary and middle school students in Simsbury and Hartford.