How to Become a Wizard of Words Without Using a Magic Wand
A boy wakes up one morning to discover he’s been accepted to wizarding school.
A girl takes her younger sister’s place in a fight to the death.
Where do authors get their ideas? Sometime the inspiration for characters, settings, and plots come from people, places, and things that we already ready know. But sometimes, it seems like the idea for a book or story appears out of nowhere…like magic! In this workshop, students will hear about how authors got ideas for their novels and then, with some “magical” assistance, they will receive writing prompts and create the beginnings of their own stories.
The workshop can be adapted to any age group.
The Art of the Interview
In this workshop students will learn how to choose an interview subject, write questions that prompt interesting and lengthy answers, conduct an interview either in-person or over the phone, and write a feature story based on their interview subject. Recommended for grades 5-12.