Woven Word Writing Workshops
Woven Word is a safe space where I feel that I can really be myself. I've written some of my favorite poems and stories and met unforgettable friends.
- Ollie Mae
- Ollie Mae
Woven Word Young Writers Workshop is dedicated to fostering a love of creative writing in kids and teens. Run by Lynn Bowmaster, Woven Word Young Writers offers after school and home school workshops which meet weekly in Hadley 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. Woven Word also offers schools in-class workshops as teacher training to enhance creative writing in the curriculum. During the summer Woven Word offers week-long programs featuring a river houseboat for a fun, intensive writing adventure.
How to Register for 2022-2023 Classes
Sliding scale is available for families with limited incomes – Please email Lynn to inquire.)
The Woven Word Writers Workshop is a perfect place to relax and write. It is an amazing community and is the inspiration for many of my poems and ideas. Thank you Lynn for this lovely experience.
- Morgan Brown-McNeil
- Morgan Brown-McNeil
Virtual Workshop For Young Writers (Ages 10-14)
We start with introductions, chatting and the creation of a word list. We follow with a short reading -- (either poetry or an example related to our writing prompts). We often brainstorm a prompt or use prompts known and loved by Woven Word writers. We offer many options and writers are invited to do what they want with prompts, or to write whatever they want. We write for 20-25 minutes. Writers then share their pieces and receive specific affirmative feedback from workshop members. Together we build a nest for writers to discover their voice.
Session III: Febuary 28-April 25 (not mtg. April 19),
Session IV: May 2-May 30
Spring Reading: May 30
Sliding scale available for families with limited income.
In Person Workshops for Teen Writers Ages 12 -18 (With Hybrid Option)
Wednesday 4:30 - 6:30 PM EST
We start with chatting and writers reading poetry out loud as the program opens. Sometimes there is an example related to a writing prompt. We offer many prompts to get the creative juices going, including a suggested exercise, line prompts, words lists, and a group brainstorm. Many writers in this workshop are focused on on going pieces but plenty of new pieces are started every week. All approaches are welcome. Writers are free to write whatever inspires them. We write for 30 minutes. Writers are invited to share their pieces and receive affirmative feedback. There is a social/snack break in the middle.
March 1- April 26
(not meeting April 19)
May 3-May 31
Spring Potluck & Reading May 31 in Hadley
Summers on the Houseboat
( Ages 10-18 )
The Summers on the Houseboat Sessions are a great way to make friends, complete a story or two, and generally enjoy those hot summer days. The program includes three writing and sharing periods during the day. We begin here at the house, with two writing sessions in the morning, broken up by a snack break. Around mid-day we head to the river for a lunch/swim/recreational break at the houseboat. In the afternoon we offer choices including a writing workshop circle, a simple art space, and an invitation to just hang out or read. A variety of prompts are given, pieces are written and shared, and affirmative feedback is offered.
Session I: June 26-June 30, 9 AM - 4 PM
Session II: July 10-14, 9 AM - 4 PM
(Non Refundable Deposit of $100 to hold space )
"We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time."