Saturday Seminars at San Jose Area Writing Project today included the Young Writers – a morning workshop for students from grades 3-10.
What is it about seeing young people thinking, writing, imagining? It must be the communicator genes in me, glad to see the craft going on to the next generation. And, I don’t always see this kind of artistic, social space for students writing at school. That’s also aesthetic.
The Sweeney Hall auditorium isn’t much of a classroom, but the space was used well for groups and activities this morning. A mentor study was going on here on the stage.
Other students were bunched around some posters and were cartooning their stories.
Imaginative activities, like looking through the keyhole into Cinderella’s attic and picturing the theme of a beloved children’s book engaged young writers around the room.
I also love seeing parents work with their children.
The tone of the room included “try it” and “let’s see what happens…” I think some of my photos caught the feel of the workshop.
It does this writing teacher good to see students come out to write on a Saturday. I am grateful that the Writing Project work makes this available. I hope to see some of these young writers in our summer programs.
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