Classes taught by BT4W Alum: Isabelle Stephen
FREE WORKSHOP: September 13th- 2-4pm Space is limited:
Imaginary Friends (and Foes!):
The Art and
Importance of Character
Char-ac-ter, noun. 1. The mental and moral qualities distinctive to an
individual. 2. A person in a novel, play, or movie.
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
For Yr Own Joy:
An Exploration in
Creativity and the Written Word
WHEN: Saturdays from 2-3:30pm
WHERE: the Graham and Parks School 44-linnaean street
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!