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2021 SUMMER

SHARE YOUR STORY

Our highly acclaimed Share Your Story Program is back and set to begin June 7th! This 8 week "course" will lead your child down the path to authorship!  Aspiring writers ages 6-14 will participate in our step-by-step program to create their very own book! From "brainstorming"  to "final draft", your child will gain invaluable coaching & insight from real published authors! Weekly Zoom calls with these authors will reinforce the instructional videos and students will have an opportunity to ask questions and interact!  This unique,  exciting, and affordable program is truly a way to ignite a love of writing in your child! Sign up today for or a diverse line-up of dynamic authors that will be sure to inspire your author-to-be!

 

Each Monday at 8 am ET during the 8-week “course” your student will receive an email with an instructional video teaching/modeling a step of the writing process.  Your student will also get to hear from a published author and learn how they use this step in their own career. (Approximately10-15 mins)

Each Thursday at 1 pm ET of the same week your student is invited to register for a live zoom call with other storytellers to meet the author of the week. Your student will hear one of their published books read aloud and they will also answer questions if your student needs advice/support to tackle each step.

(Approximately 30-45 minuntes)

Program Notes

  1. Students can work on the writing process at their own pace.

  2. If students are unable to attend the live Zoom sessions, they may email questions to be asked to the guest author.

  3. Links will be provided for viewing recorded Zoom sessions.

  4. Your $25 registration fee includes 8 weeks of programming, a smencil, crayons, writing resources, and a blank book for publishing the story. What a DEAL!?

     

    A few lucky participants will have their book illustrated and published!

Writing Process Step:           Teaching Email                   Zoom Call

#1: Brainstorming                                             June  7th                                           June 10th

#2: Fiction vs. Nonfiction                              June  14th                                         June 17th

#3. Tell Your Story Aloud                               June  21st                                          June 24th

#4. Write, Write, Write                                  June  28th                                         July  1st

#5. Revise for Clarity                                      July  5th                                             July  8th

#6. Edit for Grammar Mistakes                    July  12th                                            July  15th

#7. Illustrate with Details                                July  19th                                           July  22nd

#8. Final Draft                                                 July   26th                                          July  29th

*Completed books must be submitted by August 13th to be considered for professinal illustration!

The Program

Summer '21 Author Lineup