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Youth Writing Half-Day Workshops


2015
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/Payment Page)
Science Fiction 
February 21, 2015 from 12:00-2:00  
Location will be emailed to participants
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 21, 2015  12:00-2:00
Location will be emailed to participants
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 18, 2015 from 12:00-2:00   
Location will be emailed to participants
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/Payment Page)

Comic Book Writing
February 21, 2015  from 12:00-2:00        
Location will be emailed to participants
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 21, 2015  from 12:00-2:00        
Location will be emailed to participants
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 18, 2015  from 12:00-2:00        
Location will be emailed to participants
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