We have several teachers with different activities focusing on enhancing writing skills. From character development to adding suspense to using sensory details, the teachers pull out all types of unusual prompts and exercises that will have students using their imaginations, thinking outside the box, and secretly stretching their skills. In the past, we’ve offered classes with award-winning storyteller Jim Flanagan to work with students on suspense; Valerie Cumming and her Message in a Bottle activity where students must create and describe the island where they are stranded and then write to their friends in order to be saved; and long-time teacher Paul Hammock, who has a bag of writing tricks that has encouraged even the most stubborn student into creating an amazing story or two. These activities vary in length and age group. We largely work with the teacher or program director to bring a workshop that is tailored to their needs. Our teachers are not afraid to come up with new ideas if called upon.
For questions or to set up a meeting, please contact Meg Brown at email@example.com. Our goal is to spread the joy of writing to the young writers of tomorrow and continue James Thurber’s legacy. We look forward to working with you and your students!x.16 or