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Swift Youth Writers Workshop
July 18 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Open to 8th to 12th Graders
Five consecutive sessions – July 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22
10:30 AM to 1 PM | With lunch
Location: Ames Public Library
Funded by a Rotary Club of Ames Community Grant, the Swift Youth Writers Workshops offer kids an escape into creative writing and the opportunity to connect with other youth writers.
Regardless of genre, for five days writers will come together in a safe space to read an inspirational piece of writing and write together to timed-writing prompts. At the end of each session, writers will be invited to read aloud to the group to receive positive feedback. These sessions are based upon the Amherst Writers & Artists Method, a methodology rooted in the belief that everyone is a writer. All feedback given is focused on the unique voice and strengths of the writer to encourage and model authenticity, peer support, and self-confidence.
These FREE sessions will be held at the Ames Public Library. Participants will write from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM, and a boxed lunch will be served at 12:30. Daily sessions will end at 1 PM.
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