Workshops

Front Street WritersNational Writers Series and Front Street Writers
2015 Summer Writing Workshops

The National Writers Series and Front Street Writers offer a variety of creative writing workshops for students of all ages.

  • Our writing workshops are instructed by publishing professionals, published authors, and educators.
  • A limited number of scholarships are available. Please email jtewsley@nwstc.org for scholarship application details.
  • Students participating in these workshops are invited to submit to the National Writers Series Literary Review, published annually by the Writers Series of Traverse City. It showcases the writing of NWS writing class/workshop students, from grade school through adult.

For more information about all the workshops or to register, click here.

 

ELEMENTARY WORKSHOPS (grades 3 – 5)

Playing with Words
August 10 – 14, 1 to 3 pm
Tuition $100
Front Street Writers Studio
412 Webster Street, Traverse City (second floor)

The most fun you will have all summer!

Toss words. Run with words. Tip them on their side. Jump. Skip. Have fun. What happens when you play with words? Poetry happens!

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Diary of a Michi-Wimpy-ian Kid
August 10 – 14, 2015, 9:30 to 11:30 am
Tuition $100
Front Street Writers Studio
412 Webster Street, Traverse City (second floor)

If you love the Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Dork, Diaries or Dear America books, this class is for you!  Writing and drawing are great ways to express yourself. Be part of this fun diary-writing workshop that includes words and doodles. Bring a pencil and your imagination and the sky is the limit!

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MIDDLE SCHOOL WORKSHOPS (grades 6 – 8)

Beyond Terrifying Tales …back by popular demand!
August 10 – 14, 1 to 3 pm
Tuition $100
Instructor: Kerrey Woughter
Class meets at Grand Traverse Commons. Meet at Building 50 in the yard in front of Cuppa Joe each afternoon. Wear shoes for hiking and exploring!

The best scary stories are filled with eerie suspense and creepy details–and our own State Hospital can provide plenty of both. What does the witch see through her one good eye? Where do ghosts go in the morning? Just what is that thing hiding in trails behind the hospital? Trail hikes, a tour of the hospital and the tunnels, and lots of interactive writing exercises will help you write your most bone chilling tale yet!

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On Becoming a Journalist: Heart, Brain, Pencil, Write!
August 10 – 14, 10 am to noon
Tuition $100
Instructor: Jacob Wheeler
Front Street Writers Studio
412 Webster Street, Traverse City (second floor)

During this week-long workshop, students will produce a news blog, including but not limited to local news, book, music, art, and restaurant reviews, interviews, profiles, and op-eds.

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