Special Workshop: Board Game + Writing
› Play & Write: Demigods & Dungeons (Ages 8-11)
Percy, Annabeth and Grover aren't the only demigods around--and they're certainly not the only ones to go on epic adventures. In our latest creative writing and board game workshop in collaboration with Press Start Hong Kong
, students will again write to play and play to write. This time, they'll be creating their own demigod heroes to battle the monsters in our custom-designed version of the board game, "Welcome to the Dungeon". Based on the events of the game, they will write profiles of the heroes, warnings to newcomers and of course epic stories to be included in the dungeon's official records, Chronicles of the Dungeon...
› Informational Writing: Snakes!This workshop will open students’ eyes to the incredible world of snakes and challenge them to present information in a fun and engaging way. Students will each research and write about a category of facts and collectively produce a guide that highlights the most amazing and bizarre facts about different species of snakes.
› From Plate to Paper (Ages 9-11)Food lovers unite! Meal times aren’t just about filling your bellies (although that is half the fun); they are about getting together with loved ones, sharing stories, and creating memories. In this food writing workshop, students will discuss their favourite (and not-so-favourite) dishes and face the challenge of making their writing as discerning as their palates! They will recount the stories behind their most heart-warming meals, try their hand at being food critics, and consider what it takes to create mouth-watering menus, among others. Pens at the ready and bon appetit!
Creative Writing and Publishing Workshops
› Operation Arctic AdaptationWe all know that global warming is well under way. But while humans might not be doing much to get ready, the animals have got a plan! They know that if they’re to survive, they need to adapt, so they’re conducting a training program for all interested arctic (and Antarctic) animals. Based on these animals’ real habitats and diets, students will create stories about how they learn to survive in not-so-icy conditions!
› The GuestWhether they are friends or relatives, when visitors come to stay, it can turn a whole household upside down. Some guests, like the Yarbys who visit the family in Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, have everyone counting the minutes until they pack their bags, while others become intertwined in the family routine from the moment they step foot through the door. In this summer creative writing and publishing workshop, students will create the character of a memorable guest and the people who find themselves hosting him or her -- willingly or not!
› Independent Writing or Self-Publishing Project
We have had the pleasure of working with a number of dedicated young authors on their independent writing projects and even supporting some to self-publish their books with Green Elephant Books
. These writers work one-on-one with an ECP teacher who serves as their first reader and editor to guide them through the process of revising and editing their manuscripts. While the focus may be on refining and completing a particular project, the primary objective is to support aspiring authors to develop the skills, perspective and mindset for a lifelong writing journey.