Scribes Youth Writing Workshop: Finding Your Writing Voice

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Scribes Youth Writing Workshop: Finding Your Writing Voice

This 90-minute workshop for middle-grade students will provide a step-by-step guide on how to creatively write a story.

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The Wren's Nest 1050 Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard Southwest Atlanta, GA 30310

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About this event

Ready to learn about the craft of writing? This 90-minute workshop will provide a step-by-step guide on how to creatively write a story. The core fundamentals discovered will outline the basics of storytelling. Character development, figurative language, and the essential elements of writing will all be explored. Lastly, you’ll discover how writing can easily transfer into an amazing career.

About the Instructor

A town where the dialect is Gullah and the roots are the Cusabo Indians mixed with West Africans from Sierra Leone, Tawana Necole Gibbs is a native of Wadmalaw Island, SC. She attended Charleston County public schools, where her love for creative writing was sparked. After publishing Corporate Chics, her first fiction novel in 2008, she received the honor of being the graduation commencement speaker for her high school in 2009. Necole obtained a BBA from the accredited Savannah State University; one of the 1st HBCUs in Georgia. Her company, Corporate Chics, LLC, is a project management consulting company that offers content digital marketing services to assist entrepreneurs and businesses grow to their full potential. Working as a Digital Marketing Consultant, creativity and writing are at the heart of everything Necole does.

About the Workshop Series

At the Wren’s Nest, our mission is to cultivate the next generation of writers and readers by championing the power of using your voice to tell your story. This fall, we’re hosting five writing workshops for middle-grade writers (grades 6-8), each led by a professional local writer and focused on a unique topic, from writing basics to journalism to comics.

These in-person workshops are open to middle-grade students in Georgia. Spaces are limited, and admission will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. For each workshop, a $10 registration fee includes workshop attendance, museum admission, a notebook and writing utensil, and light refreshments.

This Scribes Youth Writing Workshop series is sponsored by Publix Super Markets Charities and made possible with support from the Homestead Foundation.

Key Questions and Answers:

Are students required to sign up for all five workshops? Is this a sequential workshop series?

No. These workshops are offered “a la carte.” Sign up for one to two that interest you, or all five–you get to choose your own adventure!

How will drop-off and pick-up work?

Drop-off and pick-up will be on the Wren’s Nest front porch. Parents/guardians must sign their students in and out before and after the workshop. If someone other than a student’s parent or legal guardian picks them up, we require prior written notice.

What do students need to bring?

We will provide notebooks and writing utensils for students. No devices are necessary!

What can students expect to leave the workshop with?

Each workshop agenda contains generative writing exercises and prompts, as well as time for breakout discussions and activities. While you may not leave with a fully-written new story, you’ll go home with plenty of ideas to keep the writing going after class!

Are there financial aid opportunities?

If the workshop registration fee is prohibitive, please contact us at chair@wrensnest.org. We would be happy to explore options with you.

What is your refund policy?

In the event that your student cannot attend a workshop, the registration fee may be refunded if your student’s place can be filled. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations submitted during the 48 hours leading up to a workshop occurrence.

How long is the museum open? Can my student take a tour after the workshop?

The Wren’s Nest is open for historic house tours on Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m, with a performance by a professional storyteller at 1:00 p.m. Admission for students is included with workshop registration. For parents, guardians, and other guests, museum admission can be purchased here. Admission fees directly support our operations as a nonprofit organization–thank you for your support!