Old workshops:

Emerging Authors Workshop with New York Times best-selling author and Viking editor Leila Sales

We are thrilled to have Leila Sales joining us once again. Leila is the author of four critically-acclaimed young adult books, including This Song Will Save Your Life, which has been translated into 12 languages and has been optioned for both television and broadway. She is also the author of the award-winning middle grade novel Once Was A Time. As an editor she works with authors who tell stories for all ages, from picture books to young adult novels. Her work as both author and editor allows her to offer fabulous insight and guidance into the creative writing process. Our Emerging Authors classes are run by two instructors and the guest author, ensuring that each student receives individualized attention and feedback throughout the day.  Registration for this event closes on September 15.

Sunday, October 1, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Age: 7th grade and up (6th graders with permission)
Cost: $250
5 student minimum

 

Personal Essay Writing with Louisa Jaggar

Help your child find their own personal voice in writing. This personal essay class goes far beyond the traditional essay required and taught by schools, and teaches students HOW to write about their own personal lives. Real writing starts with writing about what you know. And what do students know best? Themselves. This is excellent preparation for writing admission essays. It is also a life skill that helps make sure that students know how to communicate effectively who they are and what they care about.

BONUS: Parents of students taking Personal Essay Writing are invited to stay for a FREE 45-minute presentation about college essay writing. Louisa is the co-founder of Education in Action and has been working with students for almost 30 years. She, and her college admission expert team, have mastered helping students write college essays that distinguish their voices from the pack. 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Saturday, March 17, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Age: 8th graders through 11th graders (7th graders with permission)
Cost: $200
5 student minimum

 

 

Emerging Authors Workshop with New York Times best-selling author Mackenzie Lee

Mackenzi Lee holds an MFA from Simmons College in writing for children and young adults. She is a winner of the PEN-New England Susan P. Bloom Children’s Book Discovery Award. Her latest novel, The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue, a queer spin on the classic adventure novel, is a current New York Times bestseller, an ABA bestseller, has earned five starred reviews, a #1 Indie Next Pick, and was shortlisted for the New England Book Award. Our Emerging Authors classes are run by two instructors and the guest author, ensuring that each student receives individualized attention and feedback throughout the day. 

Sunday, Jan 28, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Cost: $250
5 student minimum

 

Revision with Jennifer Mann

Even award-winning and best-selling authors need to revise their work. Join critically acclaimed author Jennifer Mann for a workshop about tricks and techniques to go back into your work and make it even better. Jennifer holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is the author of the Sunny Sweet series and the historical young adult novel Scar. She is thrilled to announce the acquisition of her latest young adult project based on the life of Margaret Sanger. Students should bring a writing project in-progress to class.

Date: TBA
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Age: 7th grade and up (6th graders with permission)
Cost: $80
4 student minimum

 

Fractured Fairy Tales with MarcyKate Connoley

Boston-based MarcyKate Connoley leads us in exercises that put new and unique twists on favorite fairytales. MarcyKate is a self-proclaimed nice girl who has a passion for weird things and weird ideas. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Monstrous and its companion novel Ravenous. Her next book Shadow Weaver hits the shelves in winter 2018.

Sunday, April 8, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM -12:00 PM
Age: 5th grade and up
Price: $80
4 student minimum