Youth Workshops

Whodunit?! Mystery Writing for Kids

Saturday, October 21 / 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Carver Branch Library

Open to Fourth through Sixth Graders

Do you find yourself studying footprints after a rainstorm? Do you daydream about codes and secret passageways? Do you love puzzles, tricks, and riddles? Then join us for a special workshop led by writer Noah Weisz—it’s all about mystery writing! We’ll learn about suspicion and suspense and how to craft clues and red herrings. You’ll get to write your own mystery story, and before the workshop’s over, we'll try to crack each other’s cases!

Songwriting Workshop for Kids

Saturday, November 11 / 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Twin Oaks Branch Library

Open to Third through Fifth Graders

In this collaborative songwriting workshop led by songwriter and performer Jean Caffeine, we’ll review and break down the components of a song and then create an original composition together. Our creative young songwriters will share their new creation during the last fifteen minutes of session—for parents to enjoy! 

Self-Care & Collaboration: Writing as a Radical Act of Compassion

We Are Girls! Conference
Saturday, November 4 / 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Anderson High School

How can creative writing (nonfiction & poetry, specifically) serve as an outlet for self-care? How can we empower one another through uplifting one another's voices? Attendees have space to write and share their truths in addition to creating a collaborative group piece which features each member's voice, experience, and words of radical compassion for one another.