Margaret Nevinski

Young writers from Margaret's workshops



















What Young Writers Are Saying About Summer Writing Camps

"Kids are going to love this camp!"

"I really loved taking this camp. It taught me lots of things about writing, and I wrote a better story than I ever had because of your tips. Thanks!"

"Writing workshop was really fun. I learned a lot about creative writing. I enjoyed it a lot."

"I really loved the writing workshop. It was really fun and I was always excited to go every morning."

"Writing camp goes by slow but it is super fun! The best combination!"

"I liked the way we got to write a lot. I also liked how I was treated."

"I love writing so when I heard about it I said to my mom, Sign me up!"

"I really liked how we got to write and then Margaret would work with us individually. And there was no pressure to read our stories."

"I really liked getting Margaret's input on our stories and I liked reading my mystery out loud and decorating my journal. I wasn't too sure about this camp at first but it was really fun and I loved seeing the really creative side of me."

"It was FUN!"

"I really enjoyed this camp and I really want to do this camp again."

"From now on I know that I'm always going to do this camp when it's available!"

"I love coming into the classroom and seeing smiles on your faces and I love how Margaret is a kind loving teacher."

"I like to write a lot and it's fun."



Margaret's Workshops


WINTER 2018 WRITING WORKSHOPS

at Strawberry Hill Center

Registration opens January 4, 2018 at 9:30 am!



Creative Writing Workshop (Ages 8-12)


Get fired up about your writing! We'll build writing skills with characters, setting, and plot while you write your very own stories and poems. Writers may also share their stories in the Author Circle. Margaret nurtures young writers to get words on the page. She also meets with each writer individually. Bring your imagination!

Session 1 #170101-01 Wed. Jan. 31-Feb. 28, 2018.* $65
Session 2 #170101-02 Wed. March 7-28, 2018. $65

* No class on Feb. 21.

Workshops take place from 4-6 pm at Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 High School Road NE, Bainbridge Island, WA. You may register for one or both sessions.

Registration opens January 4, 2018. To register, call 206-842-2306, or visit Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District.



Write a Story - Make a Book (Ages 8-13)


Create your own beautiful, handmade book, then fill the pages with stories or poems that come from your imagination. Book Artist Susan Callan will guide you through the steps to produce your own book. Margaret will help you write and edit your stories. You’ll take home your unique book and keep it forever. All materials provided.

#170100–01 Wed. and Thurs. Feb. 21-22, 2018. 2-5 pm. $69

This 2-day workshop during midwinter break takes place at Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 High School Road NE, Bainbridge Island, WA.

Registration opens January 4, 2018. To register, visit Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District or call 206-842-2306.



WRITERS GROUPS FOR KIDS AND TEENS

Bainbridge Public Library




Young Writers Group at Bainbridge
Public Library (Grades 3-6)


Our next meeting will take place January 16, 2018 from 3:30 to 5 pm. THERE IS NO MEETING IN DECEMBER.

Budding authors, work on your own stories, novels, and poems. Share your work aloud to get feedback from the group. Meet with Margaret for a 1:1 consultation.

This is a free, drop-in group. No need to register. We meet on third Tuesdays during the school year, except December.

This group is sponsored by Kitsap Regional Library. It's co-facilitated by authors Kathy O'Brien and Margaret Chang.

Young writers, see you in the new year at Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave. North!


Teen Writers Workshop at Bainbridge
Public Library (Grades 7-12)


Our next meeting is on Thursday, December 14 from 4:00 to 5:30 pm.. PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGE.

Co-facilitated by author Rebecca Lacko, the Teen Writers Workshop is a free, ongoing group that meets the 2nd Thursday of the month during the school year.

Take your writing to the next level. Learn how to bring characters to life, create engaging dialogue, or build an exciting world. Get a 1:1 consultation. Hear about strategies for when you’re stuck.

Bring pieces you're currently working on to get feedback from a peer group if you wish, or start something new.

The Teen Writers Workshop is sponsored by Kitsap Regional Library.

Writers, we hope to see you at Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Avenue North. Till then, check out the Resources for Teen Writers below.


SUMMER 2017 WRITING CAMPS

at Strawberry Hill Center


Thanks to all the writers who participated!





Fun with Story Writing Camp (Ages 7-8)


Budding authors will write an original story from their own imaginations. We'll use prompts, crafts, and picture books to help capture ideas and learn story-writing skills. Your writer will go home with a finished story booklet with an illustrated cover.

#471500-01 Monday-Friday, July 31-Aug. 4, 2017. 9:30-noon $140

To register, call 206-842-2306 or visit Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District.

Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 NE High School Road, Bainbridge Island, WA





Creative Writing Camp (Ages 8-12)


This is the place for writing! Create your own stories and poems while we sharpen our skills. Discover more about characters and plot. Share your story (if you'd like) in the Author Circle. Dig into your imagination. Margaret will meet 1:1 with writers.

#471501-01 Monday-Friday, Aug. 7-11, 2017. 9:30-noon $140
#471501-02 Monday-Friday, Aug. 14-18, 2017. 9:30-noon $140
#471501-03 Monday-Friday, Aug. 21-25, 2017. 9:30-noon $140

To register, call 206-842-2306 or visit Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District.

Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 NE High School Road, Bainbridge Island, WA





Teen Creative Writing Camp (Ages 12-15)


End your summer with a creative jolt! Bring an ongoing piece or start fresh. Pick up craft tips and have fun with other teen writers. If you'd like, share your work aloud with the group. Margaret will meet 1:1 with writers and answer your burning writing questions.

#471502-01 Monday-Friday, Aug. 21-25, 2017. 1:00-3:30 pm $140

To register, call 206-842-2306 or visit Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District.

Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 NE High School Road, Bainbridge Island, WA



PAST CLASSES AND SUMMER CAMPS


Thanks to all who shared in the writing journey. Keep writing!













Here's Some of My Work

Fiction
When sixth-grader Becca gets a school assignment to visit the local senior care facility, she's miffed. Why her? But when she meets Olivia Browne, a painter who sees life her own way, Becca begins to see things differently, too.
Seventeen-year-old Courtney dreams about her future husband on January 20th, the Eve of St. Agnes. One problem: he's the geekiest guy at her school. Can St. Agnes help?
Elena discovers friendship, trust, and forgiveness as she learns to float.
Iris—not your typical Greek goddess—dreams of flying to the sun.
Nine-year-old Lily must move to an internment camp with her family during World War II.
Poetry
Whimsical poems about a salamander, squirrel, coyote, snake, and more!
Nonfiction
In 1960, first-grader Ruby Bridges faces an angry mob when she starts school.

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