The Young Writers’ Workshop for Scarsdale third to fifth graders will take place this Saturday, March 24th, 2012, from 9am until noon at Scarsdale Middle School. Once again, it promises to be a morning with many new and interesting workshops, as well as some favorites from the past.
The morning will begin with a keynote address to the students by Lauren Tarshis. She is the award-winning author of Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree and its sequel, Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell in Love, as well as the 10-book historical fiction series I Survived, which has sold more than 2 million copies to date. In addition to writing books, Lauren works full-time at Scholastic creating language arts magazines and digital products used in elementary and middle school classrooms.
Ms. Tarshis—a sought-after visiting author to schools—will also be conducting two interactive Master Workshops for students.
The Young Writers’ Workshop will feature 41 classes taught by creative professionals from the New York area. These include journalists from The New York Times, playwrights, magazine editors, a presidential speech writer, renowned children's book authors, cartoonists, television producers, poets, artists, sports writers, song writers, and some of Scarsdale’s most illustrious citizens. View the online workshop guide at http://youngwritersworkshop.eventbrite.com.
Once again The Young Writers’ Workshop also welcomes our two returning cultural partners — The Picture House in Pelham and New York City-based Writopia Lab. Both will provide teaching artists to the event.
All students will also have the opportunity to give back to the community by donating gently used books on March 24th. The goal is to collect 2012 books, which will be given to The Childcare Council of Westchester Inc. for distribution to local kids.