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!
January 26: Origami Stori Chain: A Collection of Zany "Fold" Tales
Start out with a fairly square, "off the shelf" story concept and fold and crease it into the swan it was meant to become. Using some familiar storylines, you'll fold in colorful characters, unexplored settings, and mind-bending twists and turns, all in one evening. Your stories will link together with others' in the workshop, to create a choose your own adventure like collaboration. Take home origami creations included!
Dinner: Make-Your-Own Sushi wraps (vegetarian and fish)
Dessert: Fortune Cookies, of course!
February 23: RYW Shoestring Buggie Theatre: a 1-night only, 1-Act Play!
Everyone knows a good play relies on good writing... Tonight we write (and attempt to perform) a one-act play! Together, you'll come up with the plot, setting, characters, dialogue, stage directions and of course, the wardrobe. Using our fancy "speed round brainstorm machine" and "never-before-tried upside-down blindfold exercises," you'll write a play to rival the most celebrated theater productions in all of Kremmbuleyzbchaland!
Dinner: Humble Pie (local pizza) and Salad
Dessert: Rose or Rotten Tomato Cakes (cupcakes)...depends on the performance, of course!