Thursday, November 20, 2008

Write On! BPL Offers Creative Writing Workshops for Kids



These past two weeks, young writers from our community gathered over at the Buena Vista Library to meet other kids who like to write, to get inspired, and to create their own works of art.

On Wednesday, November 12th, writers in grades 1-3 came and participated in a group fill-in-the-blank story, listened to Library Mouse by Daniel Kirk, and let their imaginations loose writing and drawing stories in a mini-notebook.

Last night (Wednesday, November 19th), writers in grades 4-6 had fun doing the fill-in-the-blank story together, working on writing prompts selected randomly from a “Jar O' Ideas,” creating original comic strips, trying out different forms of poetry, and decorating their new writing journals.

PICTURES from the events can be found here (in “Programs for Older Kids” photo set): http://www.flickr.com/photos/sillylibrarian/

In the words of one happy participant, "It was coolio!" We all hope to do more writing programs for kids in the near future. In the meantime, enjoy this cinquain poem about our writing workshops written by Jennifer, the Silly Librarian...

Kids write!
Creative minds
Dreaming, etching, scrawling
Excited to share ideas
Great night!

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