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Youth Writing Half-Day Workshops






Fall 2015 to Spring 2016
All ½ day Saturday workshops are $20.00
and will be held on the Oakland University Campus.

Grades 2-5                    Grades 6-8

Register and pay for the workshops online.

Grades 2-5 (Registration will be available in June 2015)
Ghost Writing
October 17, 2015 from 12:00-2:00  
Meadow Brook Hall
Tour our 110 room mansion with secret staircases and gothic architecture, and then prepare a fun ghost story of your own!

Mystery Writing

January 16
, 2016 from
12:00-2:00  
Room 125, Oakland Center


Science Fiction 

February 13, 2016 from 12:00-2:00  
Room 125, Oakland Center
Robots? Outer space? Future Technologies? Or maybe a future where school does not exist? We will delve into the “literature of ideas” in this writing genre that uses today’s scientific studies to predict our future – with a strong dose of imaginative speculation. Reader’s theater, along with a beaker of mythology will serve to inspire us.  Students will take home their own "lava" bottle!

Comic Book and Anime Writing
March 12, 2016  12:00-2:00
Room 125, Oakland Center
Are you Otaku? Do you love a great comic book? The history, artwork and especially the writing elements of anime and comic book creations will be explored and you will take your own graphic novel home.

Poetry
April 9, 2016 from 12:00-2:00   
Room 125, Oakland Center
Poetry means so many different things to so many children; we hope to share the infinite possibilities of words in this workshop. We will be exploring the Oakland University campus with scavenger hunts for treasured words, Reader’s Theater, and a grand performance of our original works.

Grades 6-8 (Registration will be available in June 2015)


Gothic Story Writing
October 17, 2015 from 12:00-2:00
Meadow Brook Hall
Engage the elements and inspiration in our National Landmark mansion, and create your own compelling gothic story as you work with our award-winning teachers.

Poetry

January 16, 2016 from 12:00-2:00   
Room 126, Oakland Center
Poetry means so many different things to so many children; we hope to share the infinite possibilities of words in this workshop. We will be exploring the Oakland University campus with scavenger hunts for treasured words, Reader’s Theater, and a grand performance of our original works.

Comic Book Writing
February 13, 2016  from 12:00-2:00        
Room 126, Oakland Center
Are you Otaku? Do you love a great comic book? The history, artwork and especially the writing elements of anime and comic book creations will be explored and you will take your own graphic novel home.

Fantasy Writing
March 12, 2016  from 12:00-2:00        
Room 126, Oakland Center
Whether you like magic, shapeshifters, mythology, heroic epics, fairies or just magical realism – this is the workshop for you! We will transmogrify the elements of Fantasy into relevant tales you will create and take home. Visual and oral inspiration will aid in world building, culture and race creation, questing, and the important thread of plot.


Science Fiction Writing
April 9, 2016  from 12:00-2:00        
Room 126, Oakland Center
Are you interested in a future where school does not exist?  We will delve into the “literature of ideas” in this writing genre that uses today’s scientific studies to predict our future – with a strong dose of imaginative speculation. Writer's will explore how mythology and scientific discovery can combine to create fascinating fiction, that could one day be reality.  Each participant will take home, along with their writings, their own polymer collection.



All workshops are located on the Oakland University Campus.  Cost for each workshop is $20.00.

For more information, contact Rebecca Rivard at rivard2@oakland.edu