Posts Tagged ‘Lafayette’

Students! Learn to Write Book Reviews! Creative Nonfiction! Poetry! And more . . .

May 10, 2013
Storyteller Junior Editors
 Read + Review Upcoming Books!This program is ideal for opinionated readers who love to discuss books and write reviews for peer critique groups.Fee: $115  includes materials, light snack, and copies of our annual publication. Incoming Grades 2-5:  5-6:30 pm

Middle/High School:  7-8:30

 June 20, July 11, July 25, August 1

 

Wordplay Creative Writing Camp
 This program is perfect for writers interested in practicing new poetic techniques, crafting stories, exploring creative nonfiction, and sharing ideas in a lively, informal setting.   Fee: $115  includes materials, light snack, and copies of our annual publication. Ages 7-10:  10-11:30Ages 11-up:  12:30-2:00

 June 24 through 28

 

Contact  wordplayworkshop@hotmail.com

 Or find us on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/WordplayWorkshop

 https://www.facebook.com/TheStorytellerBookstore

 The Storyteller Bookstore is located in Lafayette, CA.

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Teen Writing Group

September 23, 2012
CALLING ALL TEEN WRITERS!  


Break out your pens again! We’re having another teen writing group, and we would love for you to join us.

Writing can be a solitary pursuit… but it doesn’t have to be! Want to meet other enthusiastic teen writers? Come to a teen writing group at the Lafayette Library! We’ll chat, share ideas and experiences about our writing, and — of course — write alongside each other with prompts. We aim to create a fun, welcoming teen community of writers that encourages and supports its members.

This is an open and free group (8th-12th grade preferred). Just bring paper, your favorite writing tool, and enthusiasm! 🙂

Saturday, September 29th
1:30-3:00 PM
In the Willow Room 
(behind the information desk)
 
Lafayette Library 
3491 Mount Diablo Boulevard
Lafayette, CA 94549


Please reply to marisalchow@gmail.com if you can make our next meeting. We hope you can join us. If you have any teen writer friends who may be interested in our group, please forward them this announcement. We’re always looking to expand our group!

Storyteller Bookstore – Lafayette, CA Writing Workshops for Students

April 25, 2012

JUNIOR EDITORS 

Calling all opinionated readers! Come read soon-to-be-published books and learn how to write book reviews. Sessions include: literary games, insider insight to the world of publishing and book-selling, writing and revision instruction and a chance to discuss books and writing with other voracious readers! Each editor is encouraged to submit a review to our publication, A Bookworm’s Feast and participate in our Press Release Party in the fall.  

Thursday evenings: June 21, July 5, July 19, August 2

Emerging Editors (ages 7-10): meets from 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Junior Editors: (ages 11-up–entering middle-high school) meets from 7:00 – 8:30 pm

 $110 new registrants

$100 returning registrants 

WORDPLAY WRITING WORKSHOPCome write poems and stories in a lively, informal setting! Topics include: setting up a writer’s notebook, creating characters, designing setting, crafting plot, using imagery, discovering symbolism, and exploring poetic forms. Each writer will receive a notebook and materials for making an illustrated picture book. All participants are invited to submit work to Word Waves, our literary journal for kids. A fun Open Mic party will conclude our summer session.  

 One-week Camp: June 25-29 

Elementary Writers (ages 8-10) 10:00 – 11:30 am

Advanced Writers (11-up) 1:00 – 2:30 pm

$110 new registrants

$100 returning registrants 

FOR MORE INFORMATION
visit Wordplay Writing Workshop on Facebook or contact Lisa at storytellerjreds@hotmail.com or wordplayworkshop@hotmail.com 

Free Teen Writing Group – Lafayette Library, California

March 9, 2012
  CALLING ALL TEEN WRITERS!  

Writing can be a solitary pursuit… but it doesn’t have to be! Want to meet other enthusiastic teen writers? Come to a teen writing group at the Lafayette Library! We’ll chat, share ideas and experiences about our writing, and — of course — write alongside each other with prompts. We aim to create a fun, welcoming teen community of writers that encourages and supports its members. 

This is an open and free group (8th-12th grade preferred). Just bring paper, your favorite writing tool, and enthusiasm! 🙂 

Saturday, March 17
1:30-3:00 PM
At the back tables behind the Children’s Section 

Lafayette Library 
3491 Mount Diablo Boulevard
Lafayette, CA 94549

For more information, email marisachow123@gmail.com. We hope you can join us!

Ice Cream For Breakfast! Harry Potter, Wacky Doodles and More!

June 1, 2011
JULY 7   8:00am – 9:00am

Ice cream for breakfast!  

Treat yourself one morning this summer and start the day off with vanilla or chocolate! 

 

   
JULY 14   8:00pm

  

HARRY POTTER  

MOVIE NIGHT!

Come watch Harry Potter #7 part 1 before you go to a midnight screening of part 2!

Harry Potter trivia and prizes! Costumes optional. 

 

   
JULY 19   3:00pm – 4:00pm
Fancy Nancy Afternoon Tea
dress in your fanciest clothes and have fancy cookies, fancy tea, and learn the fanciest manners, dahling!

 

   
July 26   2:00pm – 3:00pm

Wacky Doodles!

Create all sorts of kooky characters in this super-fun doodle workshop!

*With artist Michael Slack!*

   
August 1   5:00pm – 6:00pm

Pet Parade!

Bring your pet and meet others–prizes for best dressed pet, largest pet, smallest pet, and many more categories!

 

   
August ??
SECRET FIRE ENGINE VISIT
CALL THE STORYTELLER BETWEEN JUL 29-AUG 5 TO FIND OUT WHEN THE FIRE ENGINE WILL ARRIVE! 

 

   
August 16   7:00pm – 8:00pm
Karaoke for Kids!
Come rock out with us.

 

   
August 25   4:00pm – 5:00pm
YOUNG ADULT
BOOK EXCHANGE
Bring a book you’d recommend (or two, or three…) and leave with something new (or two, or three…)! 

 

 
 
 
The Storyteller | 925 284 3480 | 30 Lafayette Circle | Lafayette | CA | 94549

 

Writing Prompts:

1.  You have a very funny pet.  What is it?  Create the most unique pet in the world.  Describe it.  What does it do, that no other pet in the world can do?  Take it to the Peculiar Pet Parade!  What other pets march and perform?   Be wacky and wild!

2.  Use the characters in Harry Potter to write a new chapter of your own.

3.  Create Wacky Doodle art!

4.  The fire alarm just rang.  Write a story from the 

a.  fire’s point of view  

b. the fire engine’s point of view   

c.  a person trapped in the fire  

d.  a rescuer going into the fire