Friday Night Writes!

THE WHAT: A rip-roaring introduction to Richmond's creative writing headquarters

A Friday evening in the dynamic duplex 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! 

THE WHO: Mischief-makers ages 9-12

RYW Community Collaborator/Teacher: Kristin Hott, M.Ed
Our Inimitable Intern: A Bevy of Cool Summer Guests!
Our Veriloquent Volunteer: Odessa Hott, RYW

THE WHEN: One Friday per month or thereabouts, 6-8:30pm

THE WHERE: 2707 W Cary Street, RVA 23220

THE HOW MUCH: $40/Session - dinner/dessert included! 


Keep an eye out for fall FNW offerings! We’re working on the schedule now.


Recent Session Themes:                                                                      

Aug. 17th:  The Most Boring Night of Your Life.  A One-Act Play! 

July 27th:  THE ESCAPE ROOM RETURNS!  Yo, Ho, Ho and a Message in Boot-le. Monsier Puree’s Odoriferous Case of a Pirate’s Booty ….Gone Missing.

June 29th:  It’s a Pickle! : Fermented Follies in a Jar. 

May 25th: Bird Droppings or Melted Ice Cream….Sometimes it’s Hard to Tell.

February 23: RYW Shoestring Buggie Theatre: a 1-night only, 1-Act Play! 
January 26:  Origami Stori Chain: A Collection of Zany "Fold" Tales  
December 22: Escape Room Style!
                          Enat & Eamon's Eighty-three "'Elarious" Episodes of Elfishly Egregious Mischief!
November 17: May The Force Be With You: Using Your Jedi Mind for Good
October 20: Don't You Dare Open ThIs Apothecary Jar!


All sessions are built around themes, most of them fairly zany, and include a related make and take. A clear connection to a writing practice or genre-based skill is incorporated. Creative writing activities don't always culminate into a finished product. Our goal is to introduce or deepen a connection to the creative exploration that writing necessitates and provide a safe but boundry-free space to allow magical things happen.

Icebreakers, flexible grouping and intentional reflection are core to each workshop. Curriculum is based on both whimsey and best practice in positive youth development methods. 

Est. Aug, 2015