creative writing workshops for children and adults

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In-School Workshops

The Writers Circle’s In-School Workshops inspire students to experience the joy of creative writing. We encourage them to tap into their creativity and get excited about their imaginative ideas, then get those ideas down on paper.  Our techniques and curricula are designed to surprise and invite the unexpected. Our approach intentionally shifts the focus from structural writing to imaginative creations that can be explored, crafted, and polished.

 

At The Writers Circle, we hand-pick our instructors for their professional experience as published authors and their compassion for the creative process. As authors, our approach focuses on students’ ideas and imaginations, and sets aside (at least temporarily) technical concerns such as grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Although these technicalities are essential to a good finished product, we have discovered that students embrace writing more enthusiastically when asked to “play with words.”

What We Offer Students

We will work with your students to fire their imaginations, tailoring our curricula to the appropriate grade level. Do instruct them to wear comfortable clothes that day, as we encourage everyone to sit on the floor, just as we do in our own classes! We draw on sensory experience and unconventional prompts to guide students to explore outside the box. We’ll help students face the risky, vulnerable experience of writing and show them how to accept and share feedback, so that they can shape instructor and peer input to make their creations the best they can be.

 

Available Workshops

Fees

    • 2-hour session: $500/per TWC instructor
    • 4-hour session: $1,000/per TWC instructor
    • Full-day session (6 hours): $1,250/per TWC instructor
    • 20 participant maximum per TWC instructor

Please use our In-School Booking form online to schedule student workshops.

Contact us to find out more.


The Writers Circle Professional Development

The Writers Circle’s Unique Approach

The Writers Circle’s Professional Development programs help teachers discover ways to inspire their students to tap into their creativity and find joy and excitement in writing.  Our techniques and curricula are designed to surprise and invite the unexpected. Our approach intentionally shifts the focus from structural writing to imaginative creations that can be explored, crafted, and polished.

At The Writers Circle, we hand-picked our instructors for their professional experience as published authors and their compassion for the creative process. As authors, our approach focuses on students’ ideas and imaginations, and sets aside (at least temporarily) technical concerns such as grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Although these technicalities are essential to a good finished product, we have discovered that students embrace writing more enthusiastically when asked to “play with words.”

What We Offer Teachers

We will work with your teachers to model our approach, tailoring our curricula to the grades they teach. Make sure to wear comfortable clothes that day, as we encourage everyone to sit on the floor, just as we do in our classes! We draw on sensory experience and unconventional prompts to guide teachers and students to explore outside the box.  As we do in our own workshops, we’ll inspire your teachers to renewed energy, ideas, and creative approaches to writing. We’ll help them understand the risky, vulnerable experience of writing and show them how to make writers comfortable receiving and sharing feedback.

Fees

  • 2-hour session: $500/per TWC instructor
  • 4-hour session: $1,000/per TWC instructor
  • Full-day session (6 hours): $1,250/per TWC instructor
  • 20 participant maximum per TWC instructor
  • Teachers should be grouped in the following grade groupings:
  • K-2
  • 3-5
  • 6-8
  • 9-12

Take-Aways

TWC Curricula

Based on the grade level and the genre of writing selected, we will share a selection of TWC’s curricula with prompts guaranteed to inspire your students to new levels of creativity.

TWC Prompt Decks and Games

For an additional fee, we will supply teachers with The Writers Circle’s Plotfoolery Writing Adventure and a selection of Story Magic Creativity Decks to help students develop characters and place them in unique and challenging situations. These original teaching aids are the perfect add-on to a professional development session and work well in classrooms from kindergarten to adults.

Please use our Professional Development Booking form online to schedule teacher workshops.

Contact us to find out more.