Friday Night Writes!

With RYW Community Collaborator Kristin Hott & intern Odessa Hott

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!

  • Friday, June 16th
  • Friday, July 14th
  • Friday, August 18th

Session Themes:                                                                                 

June 16th:  Fantastic Mr. Faux  and the Diamond Heist

Need we say more?  The ginormous diamond has gone missing. Mr. Faux is involved. You are tasked with recovering the jewel. There's no time to waste. Oh, and did we'll be blindfolded for at least part of the journey? We don't make the rules. Well, actually, we do, but anyway...You may have to bend a few to get to the end of this caper. You and your white-gloved partner will dust for prints, slink through alleyways and attempt to translate foreign messages intercepted from wiretaps... like, real detective stuff, ok? Your creative thinking must prevail.

Dinner: Lasagne (Gluten Free Noodles, Veggie) w/ Salad and Billy Bread

Dessert:  Fruit Flavored Ice Shards

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July 14th: The Trapeze Trap and the Von Trapps

This musical family joined this circus back when there were no nets (Yikes!) With two sets of identical twins in the mix, you'll have a hard time figuring out who to blame for the shennanigans happening under the big tent this summer.  Someone is locked in the... another has gone missing after the... two local officials have been found taking.... Well, of course, we can't share too much now. Warm up your vocal chords...there will be singing. You and your detective twin will work together, walk the high wire of dangerous thinking and stretching your noodles in an attempt to bring the Von Trapp in question to justice.  

Dinner: Local Pizza (pepperoni , veggie, cheese) w/ Salad
Dessert: Cupcakes & Firecrackers (edible)

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August 18th:  That Crook!... and The Low Country Boil

Someone has stolen Chef Regard's recipe for his regionally renown, only slightly celebrated Shrimp & Grits...but you can bet he's boilin' mad.  (that means he's pretty darn upset, y'all).  He's hired the No. 3 Detective Agency to nab the greasy fingered crook and recover this recipe... and the special paper it's written on.  You'll wade through a swamp, wrestle a full-size croc and, hopefully, untangle the mystery in time for the Riparian Raptor Tent Revival, where Chef Regard plans to take home at least last place trophy. You, too, may be rewarded. It just depends on Chef Regard's mood. Join us for this delicious "Escape Room" style creative writing event.  Dinner and dessert included. You bring the "special spice."

Dinner:  Low Country Boil (of course!):  New Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, Seasoned Shrimp  w/ Salad & Bread

Dessert: Strawberry Shortcake

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