• "Write YOUR Story" children's writing workshop in the news!

    Author(s):
    Julia V. Douthwaite (see profile) , Margaret Fosmoe
    Date:
    2015
    Group(s):
    GS Life Writing, HEP Teaching as a Profession, TM The Teaching of Literature
    Subject(s):
    Children's literature
    Item Type:
    Interview
    Tag(s):
    youth culture, K16, creativity, altered books
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M60305
    Abstract:
    In this free workshop, children and preteens (age 8-12) creatively explore and expand their sense of self by thinking and writing about their life - past, present, and future. Group activities, games, solitary writing, and illustrating provide for a fun and productive setting. Students will receive individual attention and gradually realize how easy good writing can be when approached cooperatively. By May 2016, all will have developed their story into a hand-made, well-illustrated, hard-bound book! Inspired by the 826 National network: http://www.826national.org/ ), this workshop has been taught since 2012 by Prof. Julia Douthwaite, with the help of her former students from the University of Notre Dame students. In spring 2016, Anna Bourbonnais and Kirstyn Ruiz will be assisting. The workshop covers 14 weekly sessions, and they are held in a conference room of the Saint Joseph County Public Library in downtown South Bend, IN. All supplies are provided; the only expense is the optional color photocopy of our group book, which is available at mid-term (approx. $12). Attendance is limited to 12.
    Notes:
    This is a link to the article by Margaret Fosmoe, "Kids Creating their own Books," South Bend Tribune (12/26/15): A1-2, in which she interviewed the participants of the Fall 2015 "Write YOUR Story" workshop. http://www.southbendtribune.com/news/education/kids-creating-their-own-books/article_4813adcf-e8f4-55f7-8d24-69f98da6c6ea.html For more information, contact jdouthwa@nd.edu
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Journal Article
    Publisher:
    Schurz Communications, Inc.
    Journal:
    South Bend Tribune
    Start Page:
    A1
    End Page:
    A2
    Status:
    Published
    License:
    All Rights Reserved

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