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Creative Writing Classes for Kids and Teens

YouthWrite

Little kids have big imaginations. And big emotions.

Big “kids” (teens) have even bigger ones!

YouthWrite is a fun, engaging and interactive online creative writing class for kids and teens.


Fridays
11/13-12/18
November 2020
Kids’ Creative Writing Program – in SALIDA, Colo.Offered in partnership with City of Salida Parks and Rec. Age-appropriate instruction and writing activities with readings from popular modern authors and poets and classic favorites from youth literature. No class Friday, Nov. 27.

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Age 7-9: 10 to 11am
Age 10-12: 1 to 2pm
Age 13-15: 2:15 to 3:15pm
Age 16-18: 3:30 to 4:30pm
Scout Hut
Thursdays
11/12 – 12/182020
Rumble with Writing: Teen Creative Writing Club and Open Mic
This is an opportunity for teens with a passion for writing to follow their own interests and pursue their creative vision! It’s an exploration, a chance to try new (and scary) things and connect with others who love writing. This is a writing CLUB that will be largely student directed, based on students’ interests and what they desire to get out of the experience. Offered through Outschool.
5 to 6pm MSTONLINE!
Saturday
Nov. 212020
Turkey Tales: A Holiday-Themed Creative Writing Workshop for Kids 8- to 11-year-oldsIn this one-time class, we’ll read funny stories and poems about turkey and Thanksgiving meals, do some creative writing activities and decide on individual writing projects to do at home – to share at Thanksgiving celebrations! Includes the original Happy Thanksween which finds fun and humor in socially-distanced holidays in the time of Covid. Offered through Outschool.
9 to 10:15am &
11am to 12:15pm MST
ONLINE!
Mon.-Thurs.
Dec. 21-23 & Dec. 28-302020
Storytelling & Acting (Holiday break activity for early writers) Ages 6 to 9For kids whose imaginations can’t keep up with their writing skills, this activity-based class uses charades, creative drama exercises, poems and story-telling to lay the foundation for writing, reading and communication skills. a diverse range of activities involving charades, performance, verbal storytelling and group writing. Young learners will listen to poems and stories by popular, classic children’s writers then take turns following prompts for creative assignments.
Some independent writing skill is helpful but not necessary. Offered through Outschool.
9 to 9:30am MSTONLINE!
Signup for one class or all.
Tuesdays
1/5 -1/262021
A Journey to Dictionopolis: Discovering the Classic “The Phantom Tollbooth” by Norton JusterOh, how I love The Phantom Tollbooth. Fun with wordplay – and a little bit of wisdom along the way!
A 5-week reading and study of the classic Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster plus creative writing activities based on the book. Offered through Outschool.
1 to 2pm MSTONLINE!
Saturdays
1/9 -2/62021
A Journey to Dictionopolis: Discovering the Classic “The Phantom Tollbooth” by Norton JusterOh, how I love The Phantom Tollbooth. Fun with wordplay – and a little bit of wisdom along the way!
A 5-week reading and study of the classic Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster plus creative writing activities based on the book. Offered through Outschool.
9 to 10am MSTONLINE!
Mon. – Thurs
January2021
Storytelling & Acting (Prelude to creative writing for early writers) 6 to 9-year-olds. Students can join for one class or participate in classes every day. There will be a diverse range of activities involving charades, performance, verbal storytelling and group writing. Young learners will listen to poems and stories by popular, classic children’s writers then take turns following prompts for creative assignments.
Some independent writing skill is helpful but not necessary. Class will provide a balance of physical (sometimes noisy) activities and times of listening/attention as well as challenge students to use their brains conceptually and creatively.
Use the registration form below to sign up for online kids’ classes.
9:30-10am MSTONLINE!
Signup for one class or all.

Does your middle schooler tell elaborate stories and have a wild imagination or a passionate love of reading? They may be hungry for an opportunity to free the storyteller inside! Does your high schooler struggle to find a place and a way to express him or herself creatively? Do you already have an aspiring writer in your family?

YouthWrite will give them a creative community, inspiration for writing, a small bit of instruction (I call it a “nudge”), and a supportive audience to listen. Empower your young writer to find their voice through creative exploration of words and writing styles. Support them as they find their confidence to speak and present in front of others.

Classes begin with a social icebreaker and sharing of the previous week’s writing activity. Youthwrite kids’ creative writing classes will cover broad concepts like poetry, fiction and personal essay, with more detailed exploration of specific writing elements that are fun for kids, such as alliteration, rhyme and story plot.

Kids’ creative writing programs have limited class capacity – both for online and in-person programs – to give everyone an opportunity to participate. Classes are divided according to age group, with age-appropriate explanations of creative writing concepts, plus opportunities to share their ideas and projects with the group!

Register for online creative writing classes