The Frankfort Library is offering a Children’s Writing Workshop and an Adult Writing Workshop. Charity Singleton Craig will be the workshop leader. She is a writer, editor, and writing coach, helping writers and organizations bring words to life. She is the author of My Year in Words: what I learned from choosing one word a week for one year and coauthor of On Being a Writer: 12 Simple Habits for a Writing Life That Lasts.
The Children’s Workshop is on August 12 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in room 204. So, you like to write stories. But what kind of stories do you write? Did you know you can use your very own life to give you ideas for stories? In this workshop, we will use writing prompts and exercises to help you find the ideas hidden inside your life. Then, you will pick one idea to write about, drafting and illustrating your story in a simple book to take home. At the end of the workshop, you can read your story aloud to the other workshop attendees and any parents who would like to come (but only if you want to). This workshop will be fun and interactive and is suitable for children ages 8-12 who enjoy writing. (if you are just outside these age limits, but have a passion for storytelling, please contact Jamie at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the library at 765-654-8746. The library will provide a light snack of apple slices and Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies. Along with a bottle of water. If your child has an allergy, email Jamie directly with alternative snack ideas.
The Adult Workshop will be on September 9 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. The cost for this class is $10. Scholarships are available. Join us for a three-hour workshop called “Writing Life Stories: From Idea to First Draft,” where you’ll learn about some of the basics of writing stories, have lots of time to practice through writing prompts and exercises, and even have the chance to read a portion of your work to get feedback from others. Do you have a story to tell? Have you always wanted to write about the events of your life … or maybe use your past as the basis of a fictional short story? At the end of the workshop, you will have a first draft of a short fictional or memoir piece that you could polish up on your own or use as the basis of a longer work.
To register for these classes or to see what more we offer go to myfcpl.org/calendar
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