Friday, September 19, 2014

Calling All Young Writers: Dream Keepers Fall 2014 Schedule

Dear Super Writers,

We had a great summer of Super Reader writing workshops. We wrote super hero six-word stories, super hero sagas, and imagined many ways that super readers could defeat Dr. Brain Drain! We also thought up our own super powers. Most of us agreed that reading and writing ranked high on our list of fantastic, brain-drain defeating super powers.

I'm delighted to announce a whole bunch of fun fall writing workshops at a variety of Milwaukee Public Libraries. Open up your imaginations and join me. Together we'll write, draw, glue, and write some more. 

the Super Writer!

Art and Poetry For students who love to create with both pictures and words, this workshop will provide you with wonderful inspiration from the world of picture books and art. Write your poems in reaction to famous works of art. Create art to accompany your favorite words. And learn how to make art with words.

September 15, 22, 29 
King Library
4:00-5:00 PM
310 W. Locust Street

Dream Keeper Writing Circle Calling all young writers (ages 9-13)! The Dream Keeper Writing Circle will give you the opportunity to work on your writing project and share it with other young writers. Students will spend the first part of the session writing, with writing prompts and encouragement from author and writing coach Rochelle Melander. During the second half of the session, students will share these stories with each other, learning how to listen for key story elements and give helpful feedback.

October 6, November 3, December 1
Capitol Library
4:00-5:00 PM
3969 N. 74th Street

October: Boo! Scary Stories Can you tell a scary in six words? Have you ever written a ghost story? This class will give students the opportunity to invent monsters and villains and put them into scary poems and stories. Come for one day and write a short scary story or attend all four and create a book of terrifying tales.

October 7, 14, 21, 2014
Villard Square Library
4:00-5:00 PM
5190 N 35th Street

October 13, 2014
Atkinson Library
4:00-5:00 PM
1960 W. Atkinson Avenue

November: National Novel Writing Month at Milwaukee Public Library Come write a short novel for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Over the course of four days, students will create characters, dream up a setting, craft a plot, and write a novella (that’s a really short novel). Students are welcome to come for single days and participate in a part of the process or do the whole thing and write a big ol' novella!

November 4, 11, 18, 2014
Forest Home Library
4:00-5:00 PM
1432 W. Forest Home Avenue