The Writer’s Hut: Online Writing Courses for Kids

Join us for two unique online Summer courses for the writer inside!

From the writer and producer of the Tales from the Moosiverse podcast comes The Writer’s Hut: Live interactive workshops to grow the writer within. The Writer’s Hut is offering two Summer workshops in 2020: Storylab – A weekly one-hour program for 8-11 year-olds, and The Writer’s Camp – A week-long daily two-hour program for 10-14 year-olds.

Kids 8-11:
Storylab

A Summer-long weekly workshop-style class full of games, writing activities and story shares to grow the writer within.

Each person has stories to tell and tales to write. This workshop helps participants tap into their own writing voice, glimpse some stories they might write, and play around with various story forms, all while telling some stories of their own.

Topics will include:

  • Creating lively descriptions
  • Types of characters
  • Story arcs
  • Character layers
  • The hero’s journey
  • Balance between the known and the new
  • Story formats (comic books, audio etc.)
  • …and more.

This small group of 15 or fewer 8-11 year-olds will develop a supportive community, allowing kids to hear and be heard.

This LIVE workshop takes place in one- hour sessions over six weeks, using Zoom as the interactive platform. Other than a computer, kids will only need something to write on and something to write with. We hope you will join us for Storylab this Summer!

Note: This class will NOT cover writing mechanics like spelling or grammar. There are no grades or work submissions; just activities and sharing to equip and support individuals’ growth and development as writers and storytellers.

Full program dates (all 11am-12pm ET):

  • Wednesday, July 8
  • Wednesday, July 15
  • Wednesday, July 22
  • Wednesday, July 29
  • Wednesday, August 5
  • Wednesday, August 12

Cost:

  • $60 – individual
  • $90 – family admission – Sotrylab only
  • $150 – family admission – applies to both Storylab for 8-11 year-olds and The Writer’s Camp for 10-14 year-olds; to register for this option, please use The Writers’ Camp registration page

After your registration, we will be in touch to gather more information that will be useful in tailoring the program for the group.

Kids 10-14:
The Writer’s Camp

A week-long workshop-style class full of games, writing activities and story shares to grow the writer within.

Participants will craft compelling stories within this camp-like workshop. Each day will start with an engaging game to wake up the mind, followed by a writing topic of the day. Participants will then have in-class time to put this writing topic into practice in their own writing. Each workshop will end with a writers’ circle time to hear and be heard with the other writers in the group.

Topics will include:

  • Character archetypes
  • The hero’s journey
  • “Writing a brick”
  • Audio storytelling
  • Hooking a reader/listener
  • Comic book writing
  • …and more.

The purpose of this course is to grow the writer/storyteller. This class will NOT cover writing mechanics like spelling or grammar. There are no grades or work submissions; just activities and sharing to equip and support individuals’ growth and development as writers and storytellers.

This small group of 15 or fewer 10-14 year-olds will develop a supportive community, allowing kids to hear and be heard.

This LIVE workshop takes place in two-hour sessions each weekday over the course of one week, using Zoom as the interactive platform. Other than a computer, kids will only need something to write on and something to write with. We hope you will join us for the Writers’ Camp!

Full program dates (all 9-11am ET):

  • Monday, July 13
  • Tuesday, July 14
  • Wednesday, July 15
  • Thursday, July 16
  • Friday, July 17

Cost:

  • $100 – individual
  • $150 – family admission for multiple children – applies to both Storylab for 8-11 year-olds and The Writer’s Camp for 10-14 year-olds

After your registration, we will be in touch to gather more information that will be useful in tailoring the program for the group.

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