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Writing for the Fun of It! (Grades 3 – 5, via Zoom) with Tina Tocco
July 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm$175
Do you love to write? Would you like to dive into a bunch of fun writing exercises this summer, plus hang out with other kids who love writing just as much as you?
In this five-week workshop, we’ll do the fun stuff. Be ready to have your brain fired up with a different prompt each week for some in-class writing. Then, you can share your work (only if you want — this isn’t school!). But if you do share, you’ll hear some great stuff because this is a positive feedback workshop. We’ll only focus on the best parts of your writing — not the stuff you wish you’d done better. We’ll also talk about favorite books, characters, podcasts, and more. This is the place where you can write from your heart and live in a world of words. Surrounded by words and writers? Is there any better way to spend time this summer?
The workshop will run on five Wednesdays between July 21 and August 18 from 2:00-3:30 pm EST. It will be taught via Zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed at the time of registration. (Please check spam / promotions filters.) Please email [email protected] with any questions.
Tina Tocco is a Pushcart Prize nominee. A writer for both adults and young readers, Tina’s work has appeared in many publications, including Highlights, Cricket, Humpty Dumpty, Turtle, Crab Creek Review, and Italian Americana. Her work has been featured in The Best Small Fictions 2019, Best Nonfiction Food (2020), and other anthologies. Tina earned her MFA in creative writing from Manhattanville College, where she was editor-in-chief of Inkwell, the college’s national literary journal. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She teaches for Kids Short Story Connection (Greenburgh), Arts Escape (Connecticut), GrubStreet (Massachusetts), and other organizations.