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Young Writers’ Workshops I and II – REGISTER TODAY

Super Saturday registration has started!

Registration for the 2010 fall session of Super Saturday classes is now open.  Classes start on October 23 and end November 20 and are held at O’Neill Middle School in Downers Grove, IL.  Each week, there are three one-hour class periods starting at 9:00 a.m. 

Join me….

Writing Workshop I  Grades: 3-8,  50 min classes: 10 am     $45

Five weeks – Begins Oct 23-Nov 20

Do you love making up stories? Learn how to bring out the stories within you in this exciting class. Improve your writing skills by using the same process and style strategies used by professional writers to bring your creative ideas to life. Through reading and working together with other students, your inner author will emerge! Students will participate in the world-wide event: National Novel Writing Month! This is also a perfect opportunity to prepare for the PTA’s Reflections program.

 

Writing Workshop II  Grades: 4-8, 50 min classes: 11 am     $45

Five weeks- Begins Oct 23-Nov 20

Are you ready to take your writing to the next level? Young writers will learn advanced techniques to improve their craft: how and when to use symbolism, subplots, transitions, figurative language and more.  We will learn how to give and receive constructive criticism in a workshop setting. Come prepared with a first draft of a short story or several chapters of a novel-in-progress and we’ll help you make it shine!  This is the class you need if publication is your goal.

Prerequisite: Writing Workshop I or Writing Sample submitted to Instructor

Last year’s classes filled quickly – REGISTER TODAY!

 

Go to www.dgfrog.org for a complete list of classes and registration information. You’ll find old favorites like Chess, Cooking and Robotics, plus some interesting and fun new subjects – Know Your Nature, Silk Screen Painting, and Rock & Roll.  In all, we have over 40 classes to choose from!

As always, Super Saturday classes are open to all students in grades K – 8, regardless of school district. There are no eligibility requirements beyond an interest in the subject and a desire to learn!

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In the News…

snack time @ Summer Writing Studio

Want to see what I’ve been up to lately?

Check out this article that ran in my local paper:

http://tinyurl.com/yfkuu8b

Let me know your thoughts on teaching creative writing to young adults.

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ACTION!

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On the heels of the Oscars, I’ll use that infamous phrase, “ACTION!” 

What’s on your to-do list today? Pick one item, just one. Commit to it, tell someone else what your task is and how you plan to complete it. Then, take Action! 

Feel free to post your to-do item here for accountability. Then, remember, the minutes and hours will pass anyway, might as well use them productively. 

My to-do’s: (Cause I practice what I preach!) 

  1. Draft and Schedule upcoming interview posts (including one for tomorrow!)
  2. Search the Writer’s Market for a good fit on my YA nonfiction piece.
  3. Decide on theme and game for tomorrow’s Young Writers’ Workshop

“Time is limited, so I better wake up every morning fresh and know that I have just one chance to live this particular day right, and to string my days together into a life of action, and purpose.” Lance Armstrong 7-Time Winner of the Tour de France

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