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Do you know any kids who like to write, draw, perform, make up their own raps, or post videos to YouTube?
This fall ASU students in Professor Wendy Williams' project-based English course (ENG 484/584: Mentoring Youth Writers) are launching Young Authors' Studio, a free Saturday writing series for students in grades 5-12 in which they'll be able to practice doing just that. The workshops, held seven Saturday mornings in October, November and December at ASU's Polytechnic campus, will emphasize having fun with writing while celebrating youth voices. Registration for the workshop series runs between now and September 29.
Each workshop (Oct. 14, 21, 28; Nov. 4, 11, 18) will have a different writing focus: narrative, poetry and music, art and writing, drama, genre exploration, and revision and rehearsal. This series will culminate in a public performance and writing gallery on Dec. 2.
Although writing programs for kids are often hundreds of dollars, Young Authors' Studio is completely FREE. "Our goal is to have 20 kids involved this year," said Professor Williams. "If we have a successful first run, this could grow into a larger, annual program."
Interested in learning more or are you ready to enroll your child? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP for the Parent Information Session, which will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30 in Santa Catalina Hall, Room 130, at ASU's Polytechnic campus.