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Margaret's Workshops

REGISTRATION iS OPEN FOR SUMMER 2019 

 

CREATIVE WRITING CAMPS

 

FOR KIDS AND TEENS 

 

AT STRAWBERRY HILL CENTER! 

 

 

 

                               FUN WITH STORY WRITING (AGES 7-8) 
 
For budding authors! We'll explore story writing skills in a fun, creative atmosphere. I use 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-Thurs, July 22-25, 2019. 9:30-12:30 $150

 

This camp takes place at Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 NE High School Road, Bainbridge Island, WA. 

 

To register, call 206-842-2302 or visit Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District.                    

                       

                     

                   

                   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. I'll meet 1:1 with writers.
 
Section #1 471501-01 Mon-Thurs, July 29-Aug 1, 2019. 9:30-12:30 $150
Section #2 471501-02 Mon-Thurs, Aug 5-8, 2019. 9:30-12:30 $150

 

This camp takes place at Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 NE High School Road, Bainbridge Island, WA. 

 

To register, call 206-842-2302 or visit Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District
 



  
             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. I'll meet 1:1 with teen writers and answer burning questions.
 
471502-01 Mon-Fri, Aug. 12-16, 2019. 1:00-3:30 $150

 

This camp takes place at Strawberry Hill Center, 7666 NE High School Road, Bainbridge Island, WA. 

 

To register, call 206-842-2302 or visit Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District.
 

 


 

Summer 2019 Writing for Kids and Teens

at Bainbridge Public Library

 

 

Summer Write! (Grades 3-6)

 

Enjoy a summertime snack and keep up your writing skills with author and writing instructor Margaret Nevinski. We'll write stories and poems from our own imaginations in this two-day workshop.  

 

Tues-Wed, July 16-17. 2-3:30 pm

 

Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave. North

 

This workshop is free, but registration is required and opens June 1. Contact Bainbridge Public Library at 206-842-4162. 

 


Teen Writing Camp (Grades 7-12)

 

Over 4 days, learn how to bring characters to life, create engaging dialogue, or master the art of world-building. Get a 1:1 consultation with authors Margaret Nevinski and Rayne Lacko. Hear about strategies for when you're stuck, and information on navigating 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. Submit a piece to the camp literary magazine. This is a supportive, informal group that will help take your writing to the next level.

Mon-Thurs, June 24-27. 2 to 4 pm

 

Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Avenue North. 

 

This workshop is free, but registration is required and opens June 1. Contact Bainbridge Public Library at 206-842-4162. 



WRITERS GROUPS FOR KIDS AND TEENS

AT BAINBRIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY 



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

 


Thanks for a great school year of writing and sharing at the Young Writers Group! 

 

Stay tuned for Fall 2019. All young writers in Grades 3-6 and all levels of writing are welcome. Starting in September, we'll meet the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 3:30 to 5 pm during the school year. 

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 next fall at Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave. North!

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



Teen Writers! Thanks for making our workshops during the 2018/19 school year so successful! Stay tuned for info about the workshop continuing in Fall, 2019. 

 

On the 2nd Thursday of each month from 4 to 5:30 pm, we wrote, gave each other tips, shared work aloud, learned new strategies - and had some snacks. We explored short fiction, poetry, scripts, graphic novels, folktale/myth mashups, and flash fiction. We even celebrated International Pi Day! 

  

My co-instructor Rayne Lacko and I loved hearing your diverse voices and working with you on a variety of writing from first drafts to polished pieces. 

 

The Teen Writers Workshop is sponsored by Kitsap Regional Library. This is a free, drop-in group. No need to register. 

Check out the Resources for Teen Writers below! 

SUMMER 2018 WRITING CAMPS

at Strawberry Hill Center


Thanks to all the young writers and teens who shared their stories and their spirit! 

 

PAST CLASSES AND SUMMER CAMPS


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




CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP (Ages 8-12) - WINTER 2019



Young writers will invent their own plots and characters while learning how to craft a story. We'll go from ideas in our heads to sentences on the page. We'll delve into heroes and villains and have fun with words. Writers may read their work aloud in the Author Circle for feedback. Margaret shares her expertise and meets with writers individually. All budding authors welcome!   


Session 1 #170101-01 Wed. Jan. 23-Feb. 13, 2019. $65 FULL
Session 2 #170101-02 Wed. Feb. 27-Mar. 20, 2019. $65 FULL

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

To register, call 206-842-2302 or visit Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District.