Write Mondays is about enrichment. We believe in nurturing young writers at every level and challenging students to explore the myriad of writing choices available to them. Student-centered workshops led by master teachers provide a supportive community where generating, sharing, and critiquing work happens at the group level. But most of all, Write Mondays is about fostering creative expression and translating it onto the page. Workshops for middle and high school students are held in Montpelier, Vermont.
While some believe that writing (along with reading) is going out of style, that Facebook and smart phones have eliminated the need to write in coherent sentences, just the opposite is true. In a world defined by social media, the ability to engage readers with a clear, compelling, and creative voice is critical.
Write Mondays is about preparing young people to participate in the marketplace of ideas—today and for the rest of their lives. It’s about harnessing the written word to examine those ideas and explore the dimensions of the human experience.
We hold our workshops at Local 64, Montpelier's community workspace. It's centrally located at 43 State Street. The space is airy and inviting, with a kitchen, comfortable living room, and plenty of outlets. By day it serves as a workspace for freelancers. After hours it serves the community as an exhibit and event space. Please join us for one of our future workshops.
UPCOMING FALL/WINTER WORKSHOPS
COLLEGE ESSAY —11th-12th grade—3 Mondays—Oct 16-30 2017 5-7 pm—$200
The college application essay is all about telling your story. But how you tell that story is critical. Whether you traveled to Mongolia or never left the state, did Habitat for Humanity or cleaned your room, ate a cricket or an Oreo, that story, however exotic or mundane, is unique. During this workshop we will explore what it means to take risks on the page, and to tell your story with economy, skill, and authenticity.