Friday Night Writes!

With RYW Community Collaborator Kristin Hott & intern Aiden McKenna

For ages 9-12


$35/Session, dinner included! (Pizza, salad, dessert. Mmm.)

Make it a night out with Richmond Young Writers: a Friday evening upstairs with a pen in one hand and a slice of pizza in the other.  Let your parents fend for themselves at a nearby restaurant while we crank out stories and get crazy with the cheese whiz. New twists on some favorite games, silent movie screenwriting skits, terrarium tales, speed Haiku and shadow puppetry are all on the menu.  Bring your night vision goggles, a journal and an empty belly!  

Each workshop is a stand-alone session.  Sign up for as many as you like!

Session Themes:                                                                                

November 17th:  May The Force Be With You: Using Your Jedi Mind for Good

Good vs. evil, funny vs. lame, boring vs. interesting, spicy vs. bland. You know... the timeless and historical conflicts that have created some of the most horrifying and satisfying stories known to man. You have been invited to complete your training to become one of the most powerful jedi writers of this hemisphere, or at least the area west of Westeros. You must prepare to deal with both the sweet and sour sauces in your soup, sharp edges grazing the soft pillows of your mind and test your will, answering one of life's great questions...who stole the cookie from the cookie jar? 

"The force can have a strong influence on the weak minded" Obi Wan used to say. Come with us to build the strength of your Alter Mind and sharpen the lead in your pencil as you prepare for epic battle on the page. Our challenges will reveal your true jedi nature, as you work to answer each riddle with a new solution, solve each problem with laser precision and invent a new language of peace and harmony for the galaxy.

Leave with your very own jedi sword, forged from materials mined on Dagoba Mountain.


December  22nd (Escape Room Style!): Enat & Eamon's Eighty-three "'Elarious" Episodes of Elfishly Egregious Mischief!

That just about sums it up, really.