'A Year of Writing' - Regional Colorado In-Person Program - Writing Stories for Children - Begins September 2020
'A Year of Writing' Walkabout Tales Program
Welcome! This is a regional Colorado 'in-person' program on the art of writing for children In this NEW course we will meet monthly my home in Lafayette, CO on Saturdays from 9-4 for one year, and be guided through a wonderful process of writing a variety of story themes for children. My writing is for early childhood, but these methods apply to story writing for older children too.
I am excited about this new direction of a Year of Writing! In the past it was focused on Walkabout Tales and writing inspired by nature. Now we will still include intro to Walkabout Tales writing, but we will also explore and introduce:
The Protection Story - creating stories that make children feel safe in the world, and supporting their sense of well being, and feeling secure in knowing that their world is good.
Nursery Rhyme Stories - exploring the gifts of rhyme and rhythmic verse, and building that up to be a prose story. Discussing the gifts of the different types of language for young children.
Seasonal Stories - Engaging children in finding their place in the consistent rhythm of the year through stories.
Celebration Stories - creating stories that honor the celebration days within the year. Lifting children's experience of special days with story.
Transformation Stories - Tales which help a character reach a more noble place. Through the images of the story line, supporting children in their own journeys.
Worker Tales - Honoring the importance of meaningful, purposeful work in the world, raising it to its most beautiful cosmic gestures through writing inspired by Steiner's 12 Professions.
Poem Story - These are enchanting as all children love learning language and are tickled with the rhythm and rhyme and repetition of poetry in story form.
There will also be a StoryTelling and Voice Work component. I may alsoadd a simple puppet aspect too. Sounds like fun doesn't it? In the past the Saturdays have felt like a retreat, a renewal... Think about joining us. Cost for the year will be $1200, with a bit extra if we do the puppet-making piece. Payment plans available. This is an in-person program!!
Who would be interested in this? It will be held in Boulder County Colorado. I can help with housing ideas if anyone wants a sleep over.
Each month we meet, I will bring new content and step by step writing exercises, then we write, sometimes in nature, sometimes at a writing cafe, sometimes in my home. We read our work to each other, and there will be lots of cheerleading, comments, ideas, support, insight. You will learn so much from each other as well.
The course will also look at ways to edit, and share your work, getting published, how to establish yourself as a writer on social media and in your community. By the end of the year you will have at least 15 stories and can be well on your way to developing a part time income stream from your work.
This will be a small group, so do sign up soon if interested. Please email me, suzanne@junipertreepuppets for further information or if you have additional questions.
Payment Plans are available to spread your cost over the year. Discuss your options with Suzanne.
This will be the 10th Walkabout Tales Program. It is a wonderful creative renewal for all who take it. it is joyful, uplifting, and quite a few past students have published their work, some have illustrated it too!!!!
We will go over the year's dates together and may alter some.
The course is $1200. for the year.
If this course excites you and you would like to sign up to hold your spot, you can click the 'add to cart' button above and pay online via our secure online store. You will receive an email receipt. For those arranging a payment plan,there is a $175 deposit that is non-refundable and is part of the yearly cost. Payment plans will be worked out and paid in post dated checks. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for all questions about payment plans.
Best wishes, Suzanne Down, Founder Juniper Tree School of Story and Puppetry Arts