With school out for the summer, there’s plenty of time to create! Even better than a summer vacation is the chance to use your imagination and learn clever skills that stay with you your whole life. Why not join a summer writing a workshop for teens?

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Summer Youth Classes, for Grades 9 to 12:

“The Frequency Writers workshop made me a better writer and has given me a lot more creativity…. The teachers were nice and their teaching style was great. My favorite part of class would have to be the warm ups…. I am really happy to have been able to have been a part of these classes and I hope I can take another one again soon!

I liked the casual atmosphere and how helpful each workshop was in broadening horizons and making me think about things I hadn’t before. I’m proud that I wrote some poetry….! Yes, did. It was scary but I think it was a really good experience.”

— 2017 Frequency Writers youth student

Students read their hand-made books of their own creative writing at Providence Public Library for the previous Youth Frequency Writers Summer workshop Book City.

Creative Cartography
This course is for teens in grades 9-12 (exiting 12th is fine, too). Multilingual backgrounds welcome with proficient level of English.
“The writer is an explorer. Every step is an advance into a new land.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson
Maps can be used as devices for inspiration, brainstorming, exploration, or visual and spatial expression. Explore creative cartography, non-linear storytelling, and visual poetry as a means of discovery and communication. Create new worlds or navigate new paths and ways of seeing in existing ones. Map internal worlds, dreams, abstract ideas or physical landscapes. Explore characters and narratives as they journey through places and construct the shapes of their stories. This is an experimental, multi-genre, and multimedia class designed to liberate us from the limitations of laying down letters like marching ants across on the page and more fully inhabit the worlds of our stories.

Instructors: Maryann Ullmann & Eve Kerrigan                                                                                            This course is being sponsored by the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities      
Dates: Mondays, July 9th to July 30th
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Facing Our Fears: Monsters, Myths & Fairy Tales  (ONLINE CLASS)
Are there monsters under your bed? Perhaps in your closet? Are there monsters that you have to face on a daily basis? This four week online class will explore the role of “monster” in fairy tales and , myths, and our everyday society. The multi-genre class will focus on the central questions: How do myths/fairy tales/folktales help society face our collective fears? We do we keep re-telling these stories? How does the re-telling keep the fear alive, or alternatively keep us safe? Students will complete at least two significant writing pieces with a large focus on revision and the workshopping process.

Instructor: Karen Haskell                                                                                                                                  This is a pilot course. We are charging 50% of our regular 4-week class fee.                             You must have a gmail account as this class utilizes google classroom.
Dates: July 14th to August 4th