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The Pulitzer ( rates determined per project)
Ages 13 plus, ( adults too)!
Three tier coaching for students interested in working on a manuscript and getting published, either through print-on-demand with Writers Studio Independent Publishing or traditional publishing houses.Hours and rates vary with project.
Aspiring Authors : Ages 12 Plus &
Aspiring Tweens: Ages 9 - 11
Looking to enrich your child’s creative writing skills for benefits across the curriculum? Or anyone in the family with aspirations to win the Pulitzer? Join us at the Writers Studio. Hone your flair for writing through interactive and multi-sensory exercises, story-writing, dramatizations and creative visualization. We enter competitions, submit work to NPR and more! Participants workshop their writing together and learn from feedback. Completed works are submitted for possible publication. Fire up your imagination and bring your writing materials or laptop.All workshops involve writing techniques used by professional writers, findings of brain-based learning and research on child development. Check out our student writing samples!
Little Shakespeare: Ages 6-8
Sounds, tastes, sights and smells all stir associations and memories. The scent of damp earth after summers first rains, the image of Lake Michigan frozen over, the feel of Chicago winds whipping around us, grass underfoot, the smell of freshly washed laundry, the rustling of wind through trees. Experiment with wacky, wonderful, funny ways to use the five senses to recreate a place, time and mood in your stories.All workshops involve writing techniques used by professional writers, findings of brain-based learning and research on child development. Check out our student writing samples!
Child Prodigy: Ages 4 - 5 with adult.
Set your little authors off to an early start as they dictate their stories and poems. Together, we'll mix fantasy and words about clouds drifting past and shadows playing hide-n-seek; about things that go beep, woof, woof, vvvvroom and chug-a-chug-a; and about what makes us oh-so- happy, sad or just Very, Very MAD!!!!!All workshops involve writing techniques used by professional writers, findings of brain-based learning and research on child development. Check out our student writing samples!
Mother – Daughter Journaling Club ( Ages 8 - 12) 5 sessions in all.
(Each workshop covers a different theme)
Write about the exact same experiences and how you reacted to it, in your day and age. Learn about the other in a way that tugs at your heart. See how much you have in common with your daughter or mother. See each other in a more vulnerable light and strengthen your bonds to last many lifetimes. During each workshop, mothers and daughters contribute pages to a co-journal and share their feelings, laughter, funny thoughts, prayers, hard-won victories, first heartbreaks. Each workshop has a different theme !