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July 12 – 16
5 sessions, 4 hours with lunch 12 pm-1 pm
Ages: 10 – 13
Deadline to Register: July 5, 11:59 pm
Instructor: Tracy Cretelle
So you want to write a book, but you need a plan? Learn how to plot a book chapter by chapter, taking your great idea and turning it into a juicy plot. We’ll access resources from a variety of arts & cultural organizations, and observe how ordinary people and places can help you bring your book’s characters to life and become heroes and villains. We’ll study craft using our personal copies of Ralph Fletcher’s Live Writing, our guide to becoming better writers. After a lunch break,12-1 pm, afternoons will be spent writing, conferencing, and sharing with one another, and creating an anthology of excerpts from each of your books.
Tracy Cretelle is a writer, puppeteer, teacher, and student who works as an instructional coach for English Language Learners and Multilingual Learners in the Rochester City School District. She writes poetry, fiction, and papers on social justice. She is currently conducting research using anti-racist methodologies in an effort to support initiatives that seek equitable access to education for all. Tracy is currently working on her EdD in Teaching and Curriculum at the Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester. Her idea of a perfect day is a day spent in creative collaboration with friends (of all ages) writing or imagining ways to make the world better.
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