Creative Writing Programs for Youth

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  • 1. CREATIVE WRITING PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH Presented for CMRLS by Beth Gallaway, Information Goddess Consulting http://www.informationgoddess.info [email_address]
  • 2. OBJECTIVES
    • Share online and print resources for creative writing program planning
    • Try your hand at a number of simple exercises
    • Get tips for how to teach youth how to edit, present, and deliver feedback on other's writing
  • 3. ICEBREAKER
    • Tell the group three things about yourself
    • Two things must be true
    • One thing must be a lie
    • The group has to guess which is fact and which is fiction
  • 4. ACROSTICS
    • Write a name with each letter forming a column.
    • Use each letter to start a new sentence.
    • Traditional for cards or valentines.
    • B M T
    • E O I
    • T T G
    • H H G
    • E E R R
  • 5.
    • Dahlstrom, Lorraine. Writing Down the Days: 365 creative journaling ideas for young writers . Free Spirit Publishers. Minnesota: 2000
  • 6.
    • Walton, Todd, and Mindy Toomay. The Writer’s Path: A guidebook for your creative journey: exercises, essays and examples . Ten Speed Press, Berkeley: 2000
  • 7.
    • Bogen, Nancy. How to Write Poetry . MacMillan, New York: 1998.
  • 8.
    • LeGuin, Ursula. Steering the Craft: Exercises and discussions on story writing for the lone navigator or the mutinous crew . Eighth Mountain Press, Portland: 1998
  • 9. SCHOLASTIC GUIDES SERIES
    • How to Write Poetry
    • Putting it in Writing
    • Writing With Style
    • Writing Stories
  • 10.
    • CanTeach. Writing Prompts/Journal Topics. http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/prompts.html
  • 11.
    • Peacock, Molly.
    • How to Read a Poem…and Start a Poetry Circle .
    • Riverhead Trade, 2000.
  • 12. ARTISTIC INSPIRATION
    • Choose:
      • A postcard
      • A painting
      • A work of art
      • A piece of music
    • Write about it
  • 13. STARRY NIGHT BY VINCENT VAN GOGH “VINCENT” BY DON MACLEAN
  • 14.
    • ETTC.
    • Instant Poetic Forms.
    • http://ettcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/forms/newpoem.htm
  • 15.
    • Magnetic Poetry: Play Online!
    • www.magneticpoetry.com/magnet/
  • 16.
    • The Writing Site.
    • www.thewritingsite.org/resources/prompts/poetry.asp
  • 17.
    • American Academy of Poets
    • www.poets.org
  • 18. WHAT CREATIVE WRITING RESOURCES CAN YOU SHARE?
  • 19. PEER EDITING GROUP
    • Meets on a regular basis
    • Writing & editing exercises
    • Themed meetings
      • College essays
      • Poetry
      • Reviews
    • May host event or magazine
  • 20. FAN FICTION CONTEST
    • Establish criteria
    • Select “expert” judges from community
    • Fan prizes
  • 21. VOYA POETRY CONTEST
    • Call for submissions
    • Select “expert” judges from community
    • Winning poem is sent to VOYA
  • 22. LITERARY ‘ZINES
    • Call for submissions
    • Youth does editing & layout
    • Print and/or online
    • Coffeehouse event to celebrate publication
  • 23. CELEBRATE NANOWRIMO
    • National Novel Writing Month
    • November 1-30
  • 24. BOOK REVIEWS
    • Use e-Vanced Solutions!
    • Tie into:
      • Summer Reading
      • Teen Read Week
      • Other
  • 25. POETRY BOOK CLUB
    • Read a novel in verse
    • Read a collection of poems
  • 26. POETRY CIRCLE
    • Limit by poet
    • Limit by theme
    • Limit by geography
    • Limit by time
    • Limit by form
  • 27. POETRY SLAM
    • Competitive
    • Prizes
    • Podcast
    • Blog
    • YouTube
  • 28. OPEN MIC NIGHT
    • Coffeehouse
    • Non-competitive
    • Door prizes
    • Podcast
    • Blog
    • YouTube
  • 29. WHAT CREATIVE WRITING PROGRAMS DO YOU DO?
  • 30. EXQUISITE CORPSE
    • Write one line on a piece of paper.
    • Pass it to the next person, who adds a second line.
    • Continue around the room, with each person contributing a line.
    • Variety!
      • poem or story
      • group or individually
      • simultaneously
  • 31. FEEDBACK
    • Model feedback
      • Specific
      • Constructive criticism only
      • Take it with a grain of salt
      • Appreciations
      • Suggestions
    • Written feedback
  • 32. THANK YOU!
    • Beth Gallaway
    • http://informationgoddess.info
    • http://www.delicious.com/informationgoddess29/bundle:cmrls
    • [email_address]
    • 603.247.3196