Powerful Prompts for TEENS

Powerful Prompts for TEENS

CALLING ALL TEENS! Writing is cool. So is art! We’re joining art and writing and waking up your creative soul! What you have to create and to write MATTERS. You ready to get your hands dirty and your words on the page?

Join S.Rebecca Leigh for a two-hour workshop packed with powerful prompts to awaken your writing spirit and get the words from your head and heart to the page.

Leigh is the author of ‘Wounded Writers Ask: Am I Doing it Write?‘, a collection of 48 writing prompts created to get any writer writing – especially those who have experience any type of ‘writing’ wound. Leigh is also a tenured professor at Oakland University where she teaches, and her major area of research investigates how art serves as a pathway to literacy learning.

“Wounded Writers Ask: Am I Doing it Write? invites students to begin a new writing history through a collection of 48 free-writes that explore list writing, aesthetic writing, word craft, and writing that delves into personal life stories. These free-writes are invitations to develop a lead or improve a story title, to discover a character’s name or replace one word for another that is more vivid, to locate a story idea or revise a story’s focus. More than this, Wounded Writers Ask: Am I Doing it Write? emphasizes creative consciousness over correctness, where writing is a vehicle for exploring identity and (re)claiming voice across multiple grade levels.”

Use what you’ve written for submissions, contests and, of course, your own creative power.

In this workshop you will:

  • Use art to awaken your creativity
  • Learn new prompts for your writing
  • Write in response to various prompts (hand-write, timed-writing)
  • Learn how other forms of art-making can prompt you to write
  • Learn how to work with and through your writing ‘wounds’

This workshop includes:

  • All art supplies
  • A writing journal
  • A pen

Saturday, February 16, 2019 | 12pm-2pm
At Gertrude’s Writing Room – 628 Monmouth
Workshop Leader: S. Rebecca Leigh, Author of ‘Wounded Writers Ask: Am I Doing it Write?’
Cost: $30.00
Workshop attendance maximum: 8
Registration is needed as spaces are limited.

Click here for details on how to register and pay.