Weemagine Storytellers

Do you live in the D.C. or Baltimore Metropolitan Area and have a child who loves to write?  Our Editor-in-Chief and acclaimed author and essayist Faye McCray teaches workshops for young storytellers in and around Maryland. A writer since just 6 years old, Faye firmly believes in fostering creativity in children and young adults.

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From Faye: Writing, whether fiction or non-fiction, is a reflective practice. It often involves unplugging from the outside world and connecting within.  In a workshop setting, it also involves connecting with others. The act of writing encourages kids to reflect on their actions and how those actions may impact other people – to figuratively walk in the shoes of other humans. This reflection often involves contemplating the motivations and feelings of others which naturally develops empathy and boosts emotional intelligence (the ability to read emotions in yourself and others).  The ability to communicate creatively is an important skill in any profession.  Success necessarily involves the ability to think for alternative solutions to unique problems. Nurturing an imaginative spirit can benefit children and young adults as they enter the working world.  

Learn more about Faye HERE

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Upcoming Creative Writing Workshops For Kids

Boundless Writers: Teen Storytellers

Ages: 12-17

When: Saturday April 7, 2018 10:00am-12:00pm (Recurring Monthly)

Price: $40 per session

Where: Root Studio 9140 Guilford Road Suite D Columbia, MD 21046

Come explore, discuss and engage in the craft of writing! There are no lectures, no exams, no grades, and most importantly, no limits! The participants come as they are and are encouraged to let their imagination run free.

Registration NOW Open!

AM Writer’s Club

Ages: 18+

When: Sunday April 15, 2018 10:00am-12:00pm

Price: $35 per session

Where: Root Studio 9140 Guilford Road Suite D Columbia, MD 21046

Let’s face it. We all lead busy lives. Whether it is work, school or family obligations, it is difficult to surrender dedicated time to your creative goals. Yet we know how much our writing contributes to our overall well being! The obstacle preventing you from completing your next writing project is making time to write! Let Root Studio take care of that for you. Commit to your writer’s voice. Bring your laptop or notebook and favorite writing pen and join other writers for two hours of silence and solidarity in open studio space.

Writing club will also feature a page drop, participation is optional. Bring copies of up to 5 pages of your writing you would like feedback on. Writers who participate in the page drop will choose a minimum of two projects to review and pencil in suggested edits and feedback directly on your pages.

Registration NOW Open!

Junior Storytelling Workshop

Ages: 8-11

When: Wednesdays April 25 and May 2 from 4:30pm-6:30pm

Price: Prices vary for members and non-members (check the website for details)

Where: Columbia Art Center 6100 Foreland Garth, Columbia, MD 21045

Does your child love to write? This workshop is all about encouraging a love of creative writing! Writers will learn the basic elements of drafting an engaging story using exercises in creating plot, developing characters and drafting realistic dialogue.  Writers will flex their writing muscle by using storytelling prompts and learn how to articulate and use constructive critique by sharing their writing with their peers.  Bring your imaginations and a pen!

Registration NOW open. Check Spring Brochure for details!

Teen Storytelling Workshop

Ages: 12-17

When: Wednesdays May 16 and May 23 from 4:30pm-6:30pm

Price: Prices vary for members and non-members (check the website for details)

Where: Columbia Art Center 6100 Foreland Garth, Columbia, MD 21045

Does your teen have a story to tell? This workshop follows the traditional workshop format in preparation for college-level creative writing. Writers will discuss the craft of writing by reading and critiquing contemporary stories.  Writers will use creative prompts to explore the elements of effective storytelling, submit original creative work to their peers to critique, and learn how to create a portfolio of creative work.

Registration NOW open. Check Spring Brochure for details!

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Mark Your Calendars!

For more information, contact Faye at write@weemagine.com.