Attention Queens parents, teachers, and kids: Free creative writing classes and writing contest for kids!
Newtown Literary Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting writing and poetry in Queens, in partnership with Queens Library and City Council Members Daniel Dromm and Elizabeth Crowley, is offering free creative writing classes for kids and teens.
The next class is Saturday, February 24th at 3 p.m.–4:30 p.m. at Queens Library at Jackson Heights located at 35-51 81st St. for kids ages 8 through 12:
“Twisted Tales: Re-telling Fairy Tales, Myths, and More”
Some stories we all know: we’ve heard them told and re-told our entire lives. Retelling classic stories can be a great way to tell your own! In this 90-minute class, we’ll talk about what makes a good retelling (and a good story to retell). Through group and individual writing exercises, we’ll try our hands at a few different techniques for twisting well known stories from fairy tales, folklore, mythology, and the classics into our own brand new tales.
Heather Talty is a writer, editor and former librarian. She has fairy-tale inspired stories in several publications, most recently NonBinary Review.
One student in each class will be randomly selected to receive a free hardcover notebook to keep all their writing in!
For more information, visit newtownliterary.org/writingclassesforkids.
Newtown Literary is also running its biennial writing contest for Queens kids in grades 3 through 12. The winners are published in Queens’s literary journal, Newtown Literary, and have the opportunity to read their work at the awards ceremony in June. The deadline to submit poetry or fiction is March 29, 2018. For more information, rules, and to submit, visit newtownliterary.org/qyap.