Creative writing workshops for middle school

Classes taught by BT4W Alum:  Isabelle Stephen

FREE WORKSHOP: September 13th- 2-4pm Space is limited:

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Imaginary Friends (and Foes!): 

The Art and Importance of Character

 Character. Char-ac-ter, noun. 1. The mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual. 2. A person in a novel, play, or movie.

 Maybe you love to hate Voldemort in the Harry Potter series, or maybe Hazel’s mother in The Fault in Our Stars reminds you of your own mom, or maybe you find Glinda from “Wicked” to be absolutely hilarious, but characters are, so often, what pull us into works of art. In a free, two-hour workshop, come and talk about your favorite characters, discover what it is that makes them so relatable, and create your own characters for your own novels, scripts, and screenplays!


For Yr Own Joy: 

An Exploration in Creativity and the Written Word 

WHEN: Saturdays from 2-3:30pm 

COST:: $120

WHERE: the Graham and Parks School 44-linnaean street

Growing up, did you ever pretend that the playground was a castle fit for fighting a dragon? Do you sometimes put your iPod on repeat and listen to the same song over and over until you can feel the lyrics in your bones? Are the pages of your favorite book so worn out and well-read that they’re nearly torn? Congratulations, you’re a writer!

 Too often, as we move into middle school and beyond, we loose sight of what writing is--books and stories transform from a celebration of creativity and imagination to a dreaded chore, usually assigned by a teacher. In this class, we’ll do away with analytical writing, and get back to what really matters. Throughout this course, we’ll explore as many different forms of creative writing as we can--short fiction, long fiction, poetry, memoir, playwriting, you name it--in as many different ways as we can. We’ll discover some basic literary and poetic devices, and then we’ll use our poetic license and do away with them all. We’ll share our work in a supportive environment. And, above all--we’ll write. Come and see what you can do with a pen, a blank sheet of paper, and your limitless imagination!

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