About Woven Word Creative Writing Workshops
Woven Word Young Writers is dedicated to fostering a love of creative writing in young writers ages 7-18. Woven Word Young Writers offers afternoon workshops which meet weekly in Hadley and on Zoom throughout the academic year. Woven Word creates a writing environment infused with fun and challenge. Inventive prompts and positive feedback are offered to help writers understand the strengths of their work. Together we build a writers community.
During the summer Woven Word offers week-long full day programs featuring a river houseboat for a fun, intensive writing adventure. If you'd like to learn more about Woven Word Summers on the Houseboat, go to "Woven Word Summer Program" or click here.
Woven Word also offers in-school programs that serve as a workshop for students and a teacher training. Woven Word helps students improve confidence, fluency, and enjoyment in their writing. If you'd like to see how Woven Word works as an in-school teaching opportunity, see "Woven Word in Schools" or click here.
About Lynn Bowmaster
Lynn Bowmaster, Director of Woven Word Young Writers, is a published poet and an experienced workshop teacher. She has led workshops in her home for 25 years, as well as at Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter School, Hill Town Cooperative Charter school, R. K. Finn Ryan Road Elementary School, The Common School, Soldier On, Open Pantry Teen Living Program, Hadley and Springfield libraries and Holyoke Community College. Prior to leading workshops Lynn was Development Coordinator for Amherst Writers & Artists. Feel free to contact Lynn with any questions.
About Tom Brennan
Tom Brennan, newly collaborating with Lynn on Woven Word, is a graduate of VCFA's Masters in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults. Tom is a long time Woven Word parent and a working writer -- specializing in YA. Tom is currently training with Lynn to learn how to lead writing workshops with young writers. He plans to add his own experience and ideas to the special magic of Woven Word.
"I live my life in widening circles...
I've been circling for thousands of years
and I still don't know: am I a falcon,
a storm, or a great song?"