Spent some time planning today how to engage with children, most of whom will be younger than 12, not all of whom will be interested in writing nor possess the same levels of literacy. That session the JSYWP 2.0 (sponsored by Brenda Lee Browne and Aisha Ralph) will be held this Wednesday 19th August 2015 at the Public Library.
I offered to do this after the Public Library had hosted me and the young man (a 17 year old teen) who (sponsored by Barbara Arrindell) participated in my August 10th to 12th JSYWP 2015 edition.
After each of my workshops, I ask participants to evaluate me.
I should note that normally participants evaluate my workshops on the spot and anonymously but as there was only one participant this summer that wasn’t really an option. I did allow him to email in his evaluation only if he felt he wished to…and he did, so I’ll take him at his word. I have to say that I really enjoyed working with him and hope the mid-week session with the younger children proves as stimulating for me and the participants. Beyond Wednesday, if you would like to find out about future adult, teen, and children workshops being offered under the Jhohadli Writing Project (it’s not just a summer thing) be sure to contact me so that I can email you as plans take shape. Thank you for your support in whatever way it comes and here’re my blogs on day 1, 2, and 3 of the Jhohadli Summer Youth Writing Project 2015.