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


REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER 2018 WRITING CAMPS

AT STRAWBERRY HILL CENTER

IS NOW OPEN!




Fun with Story Writing Camp (Ages 7-8)


For budding authors! We’ll explore story writing skills in a fun, creative atmosphere. Margaret uses prompts, crafts, and picture books to help young writers get started. We’ll capture ideas and turn them into narratives with characters, voice, and a storyline. Your writer will go home with a finished story booklet with an illustrated cover.

#471500-01 Mon-Fri, July 23-27. 9:30-noon $150

Registration is now open. Call 206-842-2306 or visit Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District.

This workshop is held at Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 NE High School Road, Bainbridge Island, WA




Creative Writing Camp (Ages 8-12)


For young writers ready for the next step! Mornings for planning, writing, and sharing creative work will give young authors the joy of seeing their ideas turn into stories and novels. We’ll use the “Story Mountain” story arc—beginning, problem, build-up, climax, and end. We’ll find out what makes our protagonists and villains tick. If you’d like, share your writing in the Author Circle or peer group. Margaret will meet 1:1 with writers.

#471501-01 Mon-Fri, July 30-Aug. 3. 9:30-noon $150
#471501-02 Mon-Fri, Aug. 6-10. 9:30-noon $150

Registration is now open. Call 206-842-2306 or visit Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District.

These workshops are held at Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 NE High School Road, Bainbridge Island, WA




Teen Creative Writing Camp (Ages 12-15)



Spend a week with your fellow teen writers! Put your thoughts on paper or screen. Work on a story, novel, poetry, flash fiction, or other genre. Get tips on craft and voice. Learn how to shape a piece of writing. We’ll create an atmosphere friendly to sharing what we know. Start fresh or bring an ongoing project. Margaret will meet 1:1 with teen writers and answer burning questions.

#471502-01 Mon-Fri, Aug. 13-17. 1:00-3:30 pm $150
#471502-02 Mon-Fri, Aug. 20-24. 1:00-3:30 pm $150

Registration is now open. Call 206-842-2306 or visit Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District.

These workshops are held at Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 NE High School Road, Bainbridge Island, WA




MAKE YOUR OWN STORYBOOK

Grades 3-6

A Summer Workshop at Bainbridge Public Library



Write, illustrate, and produce a handmade accordion-style book with your own story and art. Book Artist Susan Callan will guide you to create your unique book. Margaret will help you write and edit your story or poems. You'll go home with your own special book to share. All materials provided.

Tues. July 17 and Wed. July 18, 2018. 2 to 5 pm

This workshop is free, but registration is required. Call the library at 206-842-4162 or register online here. The workshop will be held at Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave. North, Bainbridge Island, WA.



Creative Writing Workshop (Ages 8-12) - Fall 2018


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 #570502-01 Wed. Sept. 19-Oct. 10, 2018. $65
Session 2 #570502-02 Wed. Oct. 17-Nov. 14, 2018.* $65

* No class on Halloween, Oct. 31

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 Wednesday, August 29! Call 206-842-2306, or visit Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District.



WRITERS GROUPS FOR KIDS AND TEENS

Bainbridge Public Library




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


The Young Writers Group kicks off the new school year on Tuesday, September 18. Throughout the school year (except December), we'll meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 3:30 to 5 pm.

Budding authors will write stories, novels, and poems from their own imaginations. They can also share their work aloud in the group or meet with Margaret for a 1:1 story meeting. Fun prompts - and a snack - are also on the agenda!

This is a free, drop-in group. No need to register.

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

Young writers, hope to see you at Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave. North!


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


The Teen Writers Workshop starts the school year on Thursday, September 13. We'll meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 4 to 5:30 pm.

Learn how to bring characters to life, create engaging dialogue, or build an exciting world. Get a 1:1 consultation with Margaret or author Rayne Lacko. Hear strategies for when you’re stuck and learn how to navigate the world of publishing.

Bring pieces you're currently working on to get feedback from a peer group if you wish, or start something new. This is a supportive, informal group that will help take your writing to the next level.

The Teen Writers Workshop is sponsored by Kitsap Regional Library.

Teen writers, hope to see you at Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Avenue North. You can also 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!




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 FULL
Session 2 #170101-02 Wed. March 7-28, 2018. $65 FULL

* 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 is now open. Call 206-842-2306, or visit Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District.









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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