Posts Tagged ‘Kids learn how to review books’

Storyteller Bookstore – Lafayette, CA Writing Workshops for Students

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012


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 

visit Wordplay Writing Workshop on Facebook or contact Lisa at [email protected] or [email protected] 

Kids! Write Book Reviews!

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Junior Editors and Wordplay Summer Writing Camp


Are you an opinionated reader? Do you like to write and talk about books? Join our lively team of Junior Editors to read soon-to-be-published books and learn how to compose and edit book reviews.

We meet four times throughout the summer on Thursday evenings:

June 23 

July 7

July 21

 August 4

(The program works best if participants attend at least three out of four sessions. We have a big Press Release Party in the fall to celebrate the publication of our newsletter, A Bookworm’s Feast containing reviews from each editor.)

Emerging Editors Ages 7-9 5-6:30 p.m.

Junior Editors Ages 10-up 7-8:30 p.m.

$110 new members $100 returning members

(Cost includes reading material, light snack and copies of our culminating publication.) PICK UP A REGISTRATION FORM AT THE STORYTELLER, OR EMAIL [email protected]

WORDPLAY SUMMER WRITING CAMP: Join us for a week of playful storytelling and poetry! Learn how to set up a writer’s notebook, create characters, develop plot, structure verses, and paint pictures with words.

Ages 8-10; 11-up June 27-July 1 10-11:30am

$110 new members $100 returning members

Cost includes notebook, light snack, author visit as well as copies of our culminating lit ‘zine, Word Waves.

Both age groups will meet simultaneously with different activities and instruction.


OR EMAIL [email protected]