PROVIDENCE, R.I. – School One, an independent
high school and co-creator of Write Rhode
Island, announces a free National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) Young
Writers Program for students in grades 7-12. NaNoWriMo provides tools for
writers of all ages around the world who are brave and crazy enough to tackle
an ambitious writing project in just one month. School One will provide a creative
writing teacher, classroom space and snacks – Who can resist snacks?—as part of
this after school creative writing program.
meets on Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00 at School One, with the option to stay and
write until 5:30.
- October 25th First Meeting:
Students will get to know each other, plan their novels with guided
activities, create profiles and set personal word-count goals.
- November 1st, 8th,
15th, 22nd, and 29th: Get writing!
Sessions will begin with check-ins, pep talks and prompts, followed by
dedicated writing time and one-on-one support.
- December 6th: Celebrate!
Students will celebrate their accomplishments with a pizza party and
choose and revise scenes to share at a final reading with family and
is a free program for students who want to take their imaginations to the next
level and have fun with writing in an ambitious yet relaxed environment. Youth
who may already be participating in Novel Writing Month at school or elsewhere
are welcome to join for extra support and community.
must register in advance with School One. Contact Diana Champa at email@example.com or (401) 331-2497. Sessions
will take place at School One, 220 University Ave, Providence, RI 02906.
Ullmann, the Instructor, is a local teaching artist on the RISCA Education
Roster. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Chatham University and has
taught writing in numerous community spaces including county jails, cultural
centers, and after school programs.
School One is a small, independent
high school in Providence that provides an arts-intensive, college preparatory
education to an array of students from across Rhode Island and southeastern
National Novel Writing Month
is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. The challenge: draft
an entire novel during the month of November. The NaNoWriMo Young Writers
Program, at ywp.nanowrimo.org, also helps K-12 educators facilitate NaNoWriMo
in schools, libraries, and community centers around the world.
For more information, including a
full list of available student and adult creative writing opportunities, visit www.school-one.org
or contact Diana Champa at (401) 331-2497 and firstname.lastname@example.org.