In-School Workshops, YEA !Days, YES!Days, Writers in Lane County Schools, Residencies, and Assemblies-- To contact us click here: YWA.
FOCUS ON IMAGINATIVE WRITING
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Appropriate for all ages.
Invite a Lane County author to visit one classroom or several to give creative writing workshops and take student questions on the writing life.
Cost: I hour /$100; full school day/$250
Writers in Lane County Schools
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Every child is a writer. Every word is a step towards unlocking their potential. Every sentence is an opportunity to make themselves understood, to understand. Placing writers in Lane County schools connects students to the passion and possibility in being a writer.
In-depth writing workshops in two classrooms.
20 Hour Residency (10 weeks, 2 hours/week)
Residency Cost: $1000
WILCS was Developed in partnership with Literary Arts of Portland. Third grade was when I decided that no matter what else I became, I would always be a writer.
~ Jon Labrousse, Lane County Writer
Creative Writing Residencies See Artist Bios here
Best for 3rd grade through high school
Lane County writers provide residencies in their working genre, with creative writing workshops to each classroom in the school. Contact time per class depends on number of classrooms.
Cost: 20 hrs/$1000, 40 hrs/$2000
Stories from Here: Sharing stories across generations
Best for grades 4 through high school
Community elders and students create portraits of each other through interviews, creative writing and art, culminating in a classroom book for all participants and a community reading/reception. Led by Louisa Lindsay-Sprouse, who has been stirring up word play in the community for over twenty years.
Cost: 20 hrs/$1000
INTEGRATED LEARNING PROJECTS
Take Flight a multidisciplinary project of the Science
Factory and Young Writers Association. To read about it click here.
Trailblazing Triads customized interdisciplinary residencies with Lane Arts Council & Young Writers Association. To read about it click here.
YEA!Days and YES! Days
Young Escapades in Arts / Young Escapades in Arts and Science See Artist Bios here
Best for elementary through 6th grades
YEA!Days and YES!Days are fun creativity labs that bring theme-based learning triads into the schools. Professional writers, artists, and if you wish, a science specialist, enrich and support classroom learning goals with labs linked to educational standards in their area of expertise. Students practice divergent thinking (generating many unique ideas) and then convergent thinking (combining those ideas into the best results) while forming new memory pathways (brain connections) to the topic at hand. Students investigate connections between writing and its correlating disciplines.
What does a YEA!Day look like?
-- A large group storytelling assembly starts the day and works as a theme for the workshops that follow, 30 minutes
--Classrooms rotate between 3 workshops, each one hour with 5 minutes "passing" time. The three escapades are
• dance or drama or music or science
• visual arts
• creative writing
--The day culminates in a large group informance by participants, 40-45 minutes
-- Teachers receive the lesson plan from each visiting specialist
Words Plus! Writers plus another art form Appropriate for all ages
Ten weekly sessions per term where two classrooms explore creative writing and another art form back to back. The workshops link to each other and to classroom subject matter. Each workshop is 45 minutes with 15 minute passing time. A working writer and artist teach 10 hrs per term for a total of 20 hrs.
Mess with Words Residencies
Stretch your imagination and exercise your creativity. Tell, illustrate, act and explore both solo and in teams. Share. Experiment. Test different writing tips and prepare for publishing. Write! Louisa Lindsay-Sprouse, who has been stirring up word play in schools and in the community for over twenty years, leads these creative literary arts labs.
10 hour minimum contact time per class per residency.
Best for grades 2-5 or grades 6-7 Supplies: depends on school’s chosen theme, but uses basic school supplies Cost: 20 hrs/$1000, 40 hrs/$2000 Themes: (Louisa is open to suggestion, but here are some recent themes)
Ancient Greece, Leonardo, Shakespeare, Mark Twain, The Jabberwocky, Flight, Quests, Stones/Bones/Dirt, Edison, Creatures, Pirates, Folktales from Around the World
Folk Tales to Your Tales
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Best for primary grades
Using the evocative power of a storytelling performance, students write, illustrate, act, and imagine.
Cost: One, 4 hour day/$250, 10hrs/$500, 20hrs/$1000
Let Your Word Out!Appropriate for all ages
Shape creative writing into performance material. Led by Louisa Lindsay-Sprouse, who has been stirring up word play in the community for over twenty years.
Cost: 10hrs/$500, 20hrs/$1000
Talented and Gifted IntensivesChoose intermediate elementary or middle school levels
TAG Labs stretch the imagination and exercise creativity. Students explore both solo and in teams. Share. Experiment. Test different writing tips and prepare for publishing. Students engage in creative problem solving with an interdisciplinary approach, which encourages higher order thinking, using different modes of thought, and a playful, investigative approach to writing. These creative writing TAG Labs are led by Louisa Lindsay-Sprouse, who has been stirring up word play in the community and for the University Of Oregon Youth Enrichment/Talented and Gifted Programs for over twenty years.
Cost: $300/day (two, 2-hour workshops) Image at right: TAG Labs in Bethel
ASSEMBLIES See Artist Bios here
Best for Elementary School or intergenerational audiences
YWA provides the school with creative writing ideas that the students may experiment with inspired by the performance.
Cost: 40 minutes/$100 and travel at the current IRS reimbursement rate per mile.
• Theatre Performance
Storytelling with an ensemble of dance, drama, and music.
Cost: 40 minutes/$300 and travel at the current IRS reimbursement rate per mile.
To contact us click here: YWA.