Scribes Youth Writing Workshop: Illustration and Story

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Scribes Youth Writing Workshop: Illustration and Story

In this workshop for middle-grade students, unite the power of drawing with the power of words!

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

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About this event

Grab your pencils! In this workshop, unite the power of drawing with the power of words! We will write a brief story, covering all the major points required in plot. Then, we will draw brief pictures to illustrate those scenes in a comic book-style page. This workshop is ideal for students who are interested in exploring both creative writing and visual storytelling.

About the Instructor

Ross Boone was an engineer and product designer who has always had a passion for story and drawing. As a network artist, he travels around the country doing graphic recording, a form of note-taking with words and drawings for clients such as Coca-Cola, Chick-Fil-A, the FDA, Accenture, and Georgia Tech. It’s a blast. In addition to illustrating for a living, Ross also writes stories in his free time.

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 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!