Attention Queens parents, teachers, and kids: free creative writing classes available again at Queens Library!
Newtown Literary Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the writing of prose and poetry in Queens, in partnership with Queens Public Library, is offering free creative writing classes for kids and teens.
The next class is Saturday, February 15th from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Queens Public Library in Briarwood, located at 85-12 Main St, for kids ages 8 through 12:
“The Character Workshop”
If you don’t have a character then you don’t have a story. Character is the core of storytelling, so it’s important to make sure to create one that keeps readers glued to the page. In this workshop, students will learn tips and tools that they can use to create unique and compelling characters. Students will learn how to use techniques such as description, dialogue, backstory, action, and more to assist them in the development process. Creating characters can be intimidating, but it can also be fun and exciting too!
Rayna White is a fiction writer living in Queens. She’s been published in Newtown Literary, The Other Stories, Liar’s League, and elsewhere. She was recently nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
This program is made possible, in part, with funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, as well as with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
For more information, visit newtownliterary.org/writingclassesforkids.