The LitWits® experience of THE BIRCHBARK HOUSE
$0 – $70
The LitWits® experience of THE BIRCHBARK HOUSE

The LitWits® experience of THE BIRCHBARK HOUSE

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Campus of Vintage Faith Church (upstairs in the Children's Building)

350 Mission Street

Santa Cruz, CA

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Offered on your choice of WED FEB 22 or THU FEB 23
Click REGISTER button and scroll to see all four session options

Read about/purchase THE BIRCHBARK HOUSE by Lousie Erdrich 

A LitWits® workshop is a hands-on, memorable experience of a great book. Kids arrive having already read the book,* and for three hours we experience it together in all kinds of sensory ways. Our “straight-from-the-pages” props, activities, creative projects, and original academic handouts are planned and integrated to convey key academic information such as theme, narrative arc, character development, historical and geographical contexts, vocabulary, writing skills, and more.

There’s no pressure to perform or participate – we want to inspire your kids to read more great books!

*Heavily abridged and audio versions are perfectly acceptable, though we do recommend NOT viewing a movie version. Movies are usually quite different from the text, and they don't let children imagine for themselves. 

“LitWits is motivating, educational, and inspirational. Your workshops have shown my son that exploring the world of literature and writing can be fun. I can’t thank you enough.”

Ages: Each workshop is offered for two age groups, on your choice of Wednesday or Thursday. The content will be exactly the same in both groups, and both will get to do creative writing. The differences are:

7+ (9am-12pm)

  • slower pace, more thorough project directions
  • thorough discussion of all handout information
  • more time for projects and creative writing, with one-on-one help as needed
  • age-appropriate expectations for efforts and participation
  • appropriate peer setting

10+ (1pm-4pm)

  • faster pace, less detailed project directions
  • emphasis on thoughtful, thorough responses on all handouts
  • more time for deeper, age-appropriate discussions and creative writing
  • age-appropriate expectations for efforts and participation
  • appropriate peer setting

If this age division separates siblings who would prefer to be together, or if it better suits your schedule to have them in a single workshop, 10+ kids are welcome to attend the 7+ workshops, but not the other way around.

Cost: The $70 cost of each 3-hour workshop includes all supplies; children bring their own no-nuts snack. LitWits Workshops is an approved vendor for Ocean Grove Charter School - OG parents, please register online with promo code OCEANGROVE (click link at top of ticket listings) to reserve a seat, then request a purchase order.

Cancellation Policy:  If you cancel at least two weeks before the workshop, you can choose a refund or makeup. (Use promo code MAKEUP to re-register, and please remind us, in the notes field, which workshop you missed.) If you cancel within two weeks of the workshop, you'll have a makeup coming. 

There are no refunds for no-shows. as we’ve already purchased materials and turned away wait-listers.  We hope that makes sense and seems fair!  We appreciate your consideration. 

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Location

Campus of Vintage Faith Church (upstairs in the Children's Building)

350 Mission Street

Santa Cruz, CA

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