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July 12 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Four different workshops will be guided by experienced instructors and authors eager to share their knowledge of writing genres that will include one-act plays, storytelling, creative writing, personal essay, memoir, and more.
Historical stories to be retold by young writers.
Mary Sincell McEwen
This writing workshop is for teenagers from 9th through 12th grade. The focus of the week-long session is to research events that were reported in The Republican newspaper over the 100-year span of the 1870s through the 1970s. Students will have access to the actual bound copies of these newspapers in order to find intriguing, human interest stories that were reported in the paper.
Students will research the stories and discuss them. The writers will choose an individual within the story for whom they will write essays or monologues describing the event in detail. Other corroborating information may be researched at Ruth Enlow, at town museums, at the county museum, or at other locations. If persons involved in the actual stories are reachable, interviews could take place as well.
The students may write alone or may collaborate with one other member of the class to create a retelling of the story. They will present their written works aloud at the end of the week along with other presentations of the workshops. If there is time, the class will work together on a PowerPoint presentation that will briefly outline each story and provide photos, to be presented before the story-telling performances.
In the upper level of the Second Street location, tables will be arranged with copies of newspapers that will be pre-researched by the instructor. Several options will be made available to the students, or they may seek out their own story in other bound copies.
Students should bring laptops if they have them, as well as pens/pencils, paper, and their phones to use as cameras.
If all spaces are reserved, ask to be put on a WAITING LIST in the event there are cancellations.