Write Mondays

Writing Workshops for Middle and High School Students in Central Vermont

Write Mondays offers writing workshops for middle and high school students in Central Vermont. We believe in nurturing young writers at every level and challenging students to explore the myriad of writing choices available to them. Kid-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 are held at Local 64 in Montpelier, VT. 

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Nail Your College Essay—grades 11-12   Saturday April 12   10 am-2 pm

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The college essay means telling your personal story. 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. But how you tell it is critical. This 4-hour workshop is designed to teach students to explore what it means to take risks on the page and to write with economy, skill and authenticity. We will experiment with a variety of forms and narrative strategies using prompts from the Common Application, Ivy League colleges, and Write Mondays’ curriculum.

ClockBeat the Deadline—Multimedia Journalism—grades 9-12  Saturday May 4   10 am-2 pm 

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Newspapers and magazines in print and online require strong reporting, compelling writing, and familiarity with digital media. In this workshop we'll write a feature story from start to finish using state of the art digital software and the tools of the journalist. We'll explore narrative techniques and story dynamics that grab and hold a reader's attention, integrating original sources and live interviews to forge a publishable feature.

Short StoryHow to Be a Great Liar—Fiction Workshop—grades 9-12   Saturday May, 19   10 am-2 pm

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Writing a great story means telling lies—making up characters, situations, and events that hook readers and captivate them from start to finish. In this workshop, we’ll use quick prompts to write short stories and novel scenes that are as believable as they are compelling. Best of all, you’ll learn how to apply your new lying skills to ANY type of plot-centered writing, from short stories to novels, movie scripts to memoirs.