Creative writing classes for grades 3 & up

Every kid is a storyteller. Every kid can write. Every kid has something important (and funny!) to say.

The online writing classes for kids are supportive, encouraging, creative, and brilliant! We have tons of fun together and learn a lot along the way. Make some friends. Discover your voice.

Updates from our September workshops… Wow! Kids are pitching tents in their backyards, setting up teepees in their bedrooms, and roasting marshmallows on the stovetop to get into the Crazy Campout spirit! And they’re creating amazing indoor nature trails with exciting creatures, as well as a dragon and teddy bear or two!

And our brave buccaneers in the Pirate Adventure are recruiting a fearless crew, from a one-eyed cat to a noble monkey, and gathering a treasure trove of props (and ideas!) as they explore their way to an adventure on the high seas.

I love hearing about all the collaboration among family members and classmates during the week. Thank you for creating a supportive community of writers and readers!


October Writing Workshops

Pirate Adventure

Young writers will learn how to write like a pirate in this 4-week workshop. $90

Week 1: Discover your pirate name. Learn new vocabulary & dialogue.
Week 2: Develop a pirate character using graphic organizers.
Week 3: Create exciting settings by sketching a treasure map.
Week 4: Plot & write, Matey.

Avast me hearties! It’s time to write!

Mondays: Oct 12, 19, 26, Nov 2 
3-4pm PST
 

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Crazy Campout

Young writers will try a variety of writing styles in this 4-week workshop. $90

Week 1: Share nature-related experiences, and write acrostic poetry.
Week 2: Create an indoor/backyard nature trail using science resources.
Week 3: Write a humorous, nature-themed listicle style article.
Week 4: Choose an audience, conservation topic, & write a persuasive letter/poster.


Tuesdays: Oct 13, 20, 27, Nov 3
10-11am PST

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Parts of Speech Party

Young writers will make their writing more colorful in this 4-week workshop. $90

Week 1: Create new Harry Potter-style “houses” and a short story using vivid adjectives & nouns.
Week 2: Be a Jedi and transform scenes & dialogue using strong verbs & expressive adverbs.
Week 3: It takes someone like you to put the POW! in powerful and SUPER! in superhero.
Week 4: Write an original Mad Libs-style story to practice all parts of speech.


Wednesdays: Oct 14, 21, 28, Nov 4 OR
Thursdays: Oct 15, 22, 29, Nov 5
10-11am PST

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Registration Open

The writing workshops are limited to 10 students per Zoom session and include private access to Google Classroom interactive slides, videos, audio recordings, one-hour weekly Zoom calls, weekly office hours, and personalized feedback on student work.


September Writing Workshops

Pirate Adventure

Young writers will learn how to write like a pirate in this 4-week workshop. $90

Week 1: Discover your pirate name. Learn new vocabulary & dialogue.
Week 2: Develop a pirate character using graphic organizers.
Week 3: Create exciting settings by sketching a treasure map.
Week 4: Plot & write, Matey.

Avast me hearties! It’s time to write!

Mondays 3-4pm PST
September 7, 14, 21, 28 

Contact me to register

Crazy Campout

Young writers will try a variety of writing styles in this 4-week workshop. $90

Week 1: Share nature-related experiences, and write acrostic poetry.
Week 2: Create an indoor/backyard nature trail using science resources.
Week 3: Write a humorous, nature-themed listicle style article.
Week 4: Choose an audience, conservation topic, & write a persuasive letter/poster.


Wednesdays: Sep 9, 16, 23, 30 OR
Thursdays: Sep 10, 17, 24, Oct 1 (FULL)
10-11am PST

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My Philosophy

Every kid can write. Writing is all about sharing ideas and playing with words. We support and encourage each other. Everyone discovers what they like to write and read.

Workshop Delivery

Explore different writing styles and skills in fun, interactive online workshops. Delivered via Google Classroom, Zoom, videos, audio recordings, fun from A to Z…and more!

Feedback Style

Personalized feedback, highlighting what kids are doing right. I nurture progress in writing skills with positive support and guidance!


Family Feedback

Thank you for giving us an opportunity to be part of this wonderful workshop. Pranav thoroughly enjoyed it & he is very eager to write & come back for more.

Mom of son, 9

Aisha & Zaynab really enjoyed the last class they took with you!  I had no complaints about taking writing classes!

Mom of daughters, 12 & 9

Your kids are amazing!

Dear Creative Writing Families,

We had an incredible time in class this week. We read a play aloud, written in “spoonerisms,” which means that the first sounds of neighboring words are swapped (a.k.a. Beeping Sleuty & Back and the Jeanstalk…). The kids really hammed it up and started using hilarious voices when reading their parts. I laughed so hard I cried in the second class.

About

I have 23 years of writing and editing experience, including three years as a writing instructor. I love helping kids learn new skills while having fun along the way!

Get in Touch

Contact me for registration information about The Writer’s Workshop for Kids.

ronnirowland@gmail.com

Fall Schedule Preview

Sep 2020:
Pirate Adventure: Mondays,
3-4pm PST
Crazy Campout: Tue, Wed, OR Thu, 10-11am PST

Oct 2020:
Pirate Adventure: Mondays, 3-4pm PST
Crazy Campout: Tuesdays, 10-11am PST
Parts of Speech Party: Wed OR Thu, 10-11am PST

Nov 2020:
Mysterious Mysteries: TBD
Parts of Speech Party: TBD

Dec 2020:
Once-a-Week Workshops: TBD

Photo Credit: Roby Gianstefani, FLATMIND