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.
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
Upcoming Creative Writing Workshops For Kids
Flash Fiction 4 Kids
Where: Howard County Library System Central Branch 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, MD 21044
When: Sunday December 10, 2017 from 2-3:30pm; Sunday January 21, 2018 from 2-3:30pm
Can you write a story in 750 words or fewer? Join Faye in exercising and honing your writing chops by drafting extremely short stories using writing prompts and gaining feedback from peers!