The focus of this 90-minute workshop is to bring family members together to experience the joy of sharing and writing stories about growing up. Children, young people, and their parents will learn ways to call up significant memories, methods for getting writing started, and easy and practical techniques for helping each other as writers. We’ll also discuss some ideas for sharing this writing and continuing family writing at home.The Family Writing Workshop includes the following activities:
- Reading and conversation
- Visual representations
- Sharing with others
- Choosing something to write about in any chosen genre
- Sharing some possibilities for genre exploration
- Writing for 20 minutes—separately or with another family member
Getting three families together to share their writing and to offer two plusses and a wish.
Reading a story and discussing how to continue writing at home with other topics, such as relationships and friendships.
Number of participants:up to 25 families