Come young novelists, graphic novelists, and poets alike! In the Launch Your Novel Workshop, you’ll work with author Naomi Kinsman to create a blueprint for your next novel in one creativity-packed day.
Through improvisational games and other hands-on activities, young novelists will explore ideas and then develop a cast of characters, a detailed setting, and a flexible plot. During the day, we will explore various storytelling techniques, including the use of images and/or verse, to find the voice of the story each young writer wishes to tell. Each writer will come away with a few introductory chapters and a solid plan for the drafting process.
Read about one of our past workshops here.
All of our programs are built on this premise—play develops and deepens creative and critical thinking skills. Our methodology, Writerly Play, utilizes research on creativity, play, best practices in teaching writing and improvisational/story theatre techniques as well as years of in-classroom, real-world experience. Our goal is to help students understand and become comfortable with the creative process while they build writing skills and confidence.
In partnership with Gifted Support Center in San Mateo, CA.
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