In this class, participants will write a new short story and, in doing so, will learn more about the elements of fiction. We’ll discuss choosing a genre, plotting, setting the scene, creating characters, writing effective dialogue, and building a story arc in three weekly sessions. For the final session, students will present their work at an Author Reading—families are invited to attend!
AGES: Grades 4-6
DATES: May 6, 13, 20, June 3
TIMES: The first three classes meet from 4:30pm to 5:45pm. The final class, the Author Reading, will take place from 5:30 to 6:30pm on June 3. Refreshments will be served!
LOCATION: All meetings take place at Open Book Bookstore.
ABOUT OUR KIDS WRITE! PROGRAM
So many successful writers talk about how they’ve been writers since they were children. The writing talent can emerge early. Our program help kids develop concrete skills, encouraging them to become better writers and feel good about what they are accomplishing. Our new classes combine instruction about craft and writing exercises, all at an age appropriate level. Classes are led by Lynn Rosen, co-owner of Open Book Bookstore and English, writing, and publishing instructor. (For more about Lynn see HERE.)