Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Dream Keepers Writing Circle Fall 2016

Dear Super Writers,

Dream Keepers Writing Circle got off to an excellent start last night! For those of you who didn't make it, let me share with you a bit of the fun we had.

A student wanted to make paper airplanes, so we planned and folded. 

Then we wrote poems on the airplanes.

One poem contained a challenge:

The student also wrote a how-to guide—for anyone who didn't know how to fold an airplane. 
I should have read it before I accepted the challenge to race my paper-airplane.

I lost.
He won. 
My plane took a deep nose dive and crashed at my feet.
His flew over the check out counter and sailed toward the window.
Perhaps my plane was weighed down by words? 

Join us next time at Capitol Drive Library. We'll be unleashing our wild imaginations and creating stories of magic and wonder! Take a look at the dates below and join us! 
--Ms. Rochelle

The Dream Keeper's Writing Circle

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 hour of the session writing, with writing prompts and encouragement from author and writing coach Rochelle Melander. During the final 30 minutes of the session, students will share these stories with each other, learning how to read aloud and respond to one another.

Capitol Library
3969 N. 74th Street

September 6, 20
October 4, 18
November 1, 15
December 6, 20

4:00-5:30 PM

Writing Workshops for Adults at Milwaukee Public Library

Okay, young people...if your parents are envying all this time you spend writing--let them know about these upcoming workshops. And students: you are welcome to join the NaNo workshops, too.

Writing to Transform Your Life

Journaling improves memory and sleep, boosts immune cell activity, supports you in achieving your goals, and increases your longevity. In this workshop, you’ll learn easy journaling exercises that will help you deal with difficulty, plan your future, and practice gratitude.

When: September 28, 2016
6-7 PM
Where: Bay View Library
2566 S. Kinnickkinnic Avenue

When: October 12, 2016
6-7 PM
Where: Villard Square Library
5190 N 35th Street

Plan Your NaNoWriMo Novel

Fasten your seatbelts and get ready to write! Every November thousands take the National Novel Writing Month challenge and sign up to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days! In this kick off workshop led by the author of the NaNoWriMo Guide, Write-A-Thon: Write Your Book in 26 Days (and Live to Tell About it), you’ll get a chance to start planning your novel. You’ll work on exercises to help you choose your genre, create characters, and imagine what might happen!

When: October 31, 2016
6-7 PM

Where: Central Library
814 W. Wisconsin Avenue

Make NaNoWriMo Fun!

Have you set out on your National Novel Writing Month adventure only to find yourself…stuck? Join writing coach and the author of the NaNoWriMo Guide, Write-A-Thon: Write Your Book in 26 Days (and Live to Tell About it) for a writing workshop that will help you overcome writer’s block, solve those pesky plot problems, and create marvelous problems for your characters. Of course, the main goal is to have fun while we write!

When: November 8, 2016
6-7 PM

Where: Central Library
814 W. Wisconsin Avenue