Summer Writing Workshops

May 13, 2014

treasure-map-for-kids-1Pirates, treasure maps, the thrill of the hunt. In one of Julia Edwards’ summer writing workshops, kids draw, write and play out the story they create.

For teenagers, follow in the steps of The Onion and learn the craft of absurdity and satire, and publish a newspaper.

Site Specific Plays for 5-10 year olds will look for inspiration from Eaton Canyon, followed by a performance of the resulting “playlets.”

Teacher, Julia Edwards, is a playwright parent. She holds a BA from Brown University and an MFA from UC-San Diego. While she enjoys experimenting on punctuation in her spare time, her favorite thing to do is write crazy stuff with kids.  

Pirates, princesses, maps, and scavenger hunts. Sounds like the ingredients for some exciting stories! In this Young Writers’ Workshop, we will draw and write and play around the theme of treasure hunts. Arrrrg!
Class enrollment: 5-10 children.
Monday-Friday, June 2nd-6th, 10-11:30 a.m.
Ages 4-6
Location:  Eaton Canyon
Cost: $100

In the spirit of The Onion, we will explore the frontier of absurdity in our very own self-published newspaper. With articles about sports that never were, movies that thankfully haven’t been made, and politics that may be less absurd than our own, students can follow their fake journalistic interests.
Monday-Friday, June 16th-20th, 2-5 p.m..
Ages 12+
Location:  Space Arts Center, South Pasadena

Who says you need a theatre to put on a play? Why not a scene in the tree house? Or a play in a hobbit hole? We will seek inspiration for our plays from our environment and then perform the playlets during our final class.
Class enrollment: 5-10 children.
Monday-Friday, August 25th-29th, 9:30 a.m.-noon.
Ages 7+
Location:  Eaton Canyon
Cost: $165

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