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Creative Writing for Children Society

Creative Writing for Children is coming into our 5th year for Homelearners! This is a program that I am really excited about!

Hello! Please pass on: Spring CWC Program
Goal:
Individual Book Publication: Using the imaginative arts (music, drama and especially illustration), children are inspired to become stronger readers and writers and to specifically create a broader understanding of such concepts as character, plot, setting, point of view, imagery, and style.

Our children are mentored by published children’s
authors and editors and are given all of the tools to write and
illustrate their book, which is then professionally
published with full-colour covers and perfect-binding.

Students participate together in a book club, reading books each week and participating in lively discussions and activities to stimulate the imagination. Books selected by the mentor to help improve reading and writing capabilities.

Each week students produce written assignments that are corrected and edited by the mentor. 

In this workshop students work with a mentor to focus on the formal elements of fiction to develop, write, and produce a book that may be a novel, short stories, poems, and other examples of creative writing. 

Duration: 
15 weeks, Three-hour classes taught on a weekly basis (Spring Term)
Location: Port Coquitlam

Students can, and often do, repeat this workshop many times.
For more information about the program see the following link:
Please contact Heather Gretton for more information regarding the
CWC homelearning program: hgretton@yahoo.ca




Fall 2015:
13 weeks, Three-hour creative writing workshops
Location (s):
Port Coquitlam
Fridays 9:30am-12:30pm

http://www.cwc2004.org/

Further details about the fall program read on:
Fall 2015
Goal:
Anthology Book Publication: Using the imaginative arts (music, drama, crafts, and illustration), children are inspired to become stronger readers and writers and to specifically create a broader understanding of such concepts as character, plot, setting, point of view, imagery, and style.

Our children are mentored by published children's authors and are given tools to write and illustrate their contribution to the group anthology, which is the professionally published with full color covers and binding.

Students work with a mentor to focus on the formal elements of fiction to develop, write, and produce short stories, poems, and other examples of creative writing. These workshops may also include thought papers and essay writing, depending on the age group composition and mentor. Each week students produce written assignments that are corrected and edited by the mentor. In this series, children will contribute to a published group Anthology.

Students participate together in a book club, reading books each week and participating in lively discussions and activities to stimulate the imagination. Each bookclub writing assignment and discussion includes questions to stimulate thoughtful analysis of the book, and is an opportunity to develop critical thinking skills. Books selected by the mentor to help improve reading and writing capabilities.

Each week students produce written assignments that are corrected and edited by the mentor.

Students can, and often do, repeat this workshop many times, fostering ongoing development of literacy and writing skills and inspiring and supportive relationships between the children and their mentors

Mentors, as professionals and published authors/editors, are enthusiastic to pass their skills and knowledge to the children. They share details of their own creative writing and editing journeys with the students to encourage students. Students are welcomed to the authors' book launches, and students support one another as they develop their writing skills and proudly share their publications are shared with one another. A couple students even have their books circulating in the local library!

For more information about the program see the following link:
http://www.cwc2004.org/

Please contact Heather Gretton for more information regarding the
CWC homelearning program: hgretton@yahoo.ca

Best Regards,
Heather
Contact Heather for information:
hgretton@yahoo.ca

Location (s):
 Port Coquitlam,