Hi! My name is Ronni Rowland, and I launched The Writer’s Workshop for Kids in Southern California in 2009. Each week, I held in-person creative writing workshops for kids in grades 2 and up.
For three years, we explored engaging writing themes and lessons. We brainstormed ideas, shared stories, and laughed…A LOT! Kids who already loved to write learned new skills and were exposed to diverse writing styles and genres. And reluctant writers soon learned that they could write, too. We experimented with words and created a learning environment that was safe, supportive, and full of possibilities!
Then in 2012, my family and I took an opportunity to move to Shanghai, China for my husband’s job. My daughters were 15 and 12 at the time, and we jumped into life in a new country. For the next eight years, I worked for new industries and learned different “house styles” for each client. From internal and corporate communications to lifestyle and risk management, I’ve enjoyed working with colleagues from all over the world and creating and editing a variety of content.
Then in May 2020, a parent of a former writing student emailed me out of the blue. She wondered if I’d consider bringing back The Writer’s Workshop and launching online classes. WOW!
After considering it for less than five minutes, haha, I decided to offer the classes online. Sharing writing with kids has been the most enjoyable “work” I’ve ever done. Every day was different, dynamic, and full of wonder.
I’ll be posting a sample class and the Fall 2020 schedule soon. Get ready for engaging brainstorming activities, entertaining videos, supportive resources, and loads of writing fun. See you there!
As our resident wordsmith, Ronni has been instrumental in helping us craft compelling copy.Gabriel Tan, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Greater China
With great attention to detail, Ronni demonstrated a profound knowledge of the house style (which varied for each brand), and her exemplary writing and design skills were always welcomed for print and digital projects.Alex Purcell, Editor, Ringier Asia
I came across all of the assignments they did in IEW and creative writing class. I read through it all and was amazed at the variety of topics and creativity they’ve shown. No doubt due to you…you motivate and inspire them.Parent of “The Writers Workshop for Kids” Students