Saturday, September 11, 2021 - Saturday, November 20, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Kids Short Story Connection (KSSC) has been a dynamic part of the Westchester community since it was started in 1994. Its mission was to create a place that would foster the love of writing for enthusiastic young readers and writers from communities throughout Westchester County. Each workshop, composed of 10 or less kids, meets six times on alternating Saturdays from 10 am – 12 noon [over the Zoom platform until further notice]. Workshops include four separate age groups: beginners – ages 9 – 11 years old; intermediate I – ages 12 thru 14 years old; intermediate II – ages 12 thru 14 years old. Workshops meet in a round-table format, with a writer-teacher who cultivates a sense of community among participants, then introduces the basics of good writing and the format for peer-critique. Young writers are given writing prompts in class, but are encouraged to go “off-prompt” if they have some inner idea percolating. They’re also encouraged to bring and share work created at home. New work is read aloud and fellow students and teachers offer encouragement, appreciation and constructive criticism.
KSSC teachers are writers themselves. They do not just “teach,” they involve students in the entire creative process, all while having fun in a stimulating environment! In KSSC, children feel empowered as writers. Each year we publish an anthology of stories by KSSC participants, so students can actually feel what it’s like to be published writers!
$135 for Greenburgh residents/$160 for non-residents
Event Location and Ticket Information
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021 - Saturday, November 20, 2021
Times: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Presenter: Sarah Bracey White
Presenter Phone: (914) 682-1574
Presenter Website: www.greenburghartsandculture.org