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. 

Spring 2014 WORKSHOPS 

To Register for any class, click link below class listing. Print & mail form with payment to address on form.

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Comics Workshop—Ages 12 & up Saturday, March 15   10 am-2 pm 

Cost $25 Register Now

With Slate Magazine Illustrator Rob Donnelly

In this intensive 4-hour workshop, you’ll explore the great mysteries of the comics world:

  • Do I need to be a great artist to make comics? (Hint: No!)
  • Do I have to be a great writer? (See hint above!)
  • How do I tell a story using words and pictures?
  • How do I keep my readers from getting bored?
  • How do I make $millions drawing comics? (OK, that one may remain a mystery!)
  • Why do people love Batman (It’s more than just the cape!)

 

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

Cost $25 Register Now

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.

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

Cost $25 Register Now

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.

 

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

Cost $25 Register Now

Writing a great story means telling great lies. In this workshop, you’ll learn fictional techniques for building compelling story plots and creating three-dimensional characters. You'll discover the secret to writing vivid scenes and riveting dialogue. And you'll learn why the best lies often start with simple truths.These skills apply to any kind of plot-centered writing, from short stories to novels, film scripts to memoirs.