The 26th Annual Young Writers’ Workshop has gone virtual, and is open to all Scarsdale 3rd through 5th graders!
Your child will draw inspiration from local writers of news, advertising, adventure, magical worlds, mystery, poetry and MORE! Whether your child is the next budding author or a reluctant writer, trust us – your child will love Young Writers’ Workshop!
Registration is now open! Please visit the Eventbrite Registration page today!
Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020
Time: 9-11:45am (keynote is 40 minutes, followed by two 30-minute workshops at 10am and 11am)
Keynote: Sarah Weeks, author of Honey, Pie, and Save Me a Seat
Fee: $30 per child (please contact the co-chairs if you need financial assistance)
Full Course Catalog: Fall 2020 Workshop Catalog
Keynote Speaker: Sarah Weeks
Sarah Weeks has written more than sixty picture books and novels for young readers including the best selling novels, Pie, Save Me a Seat and So B. It – now a feature film. Her most recent books are Lizzy McTizzy (a picture book) and Soof, the companion book to her novel So B. It.
In addition to writing, Sarah has taught writing workshops at The New School and at Teacher’s College at Columbia University as well as in elementary and middle schools across the country. Born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, she now makes her home in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York. She is married to Jim Fyfe, a high school history teacher and personal presentation coach and has two grown sons and a granddaughter.
For more information about Sarah and her books please visit her website at www.sarahweeks.com and on Twitter @authorweeks.
Purchase Autographed Books and Support Local Business!
Typically, children who bring their books to YWW are able to have them signed by our keynote. As this year is virtual, Ms. Weeks is sending autographed YWW stickers to Bronx River Books in the Village! Visit today to pick up your copy of her latest book, Save Me a Seat, which she will be highlighting during her keynote!
Are you nimble in Zoom? We need parents who can manage a Zoom room (i.e., how to mute participants, how to share screens) to help facilitate the workshops on the day of the event. Please email email@example.com if you are able to help! The time commitment is 10am-12pm on November 21, as well as one evening or weekend training session.
Contact the YWW event chairs, Deb Kolodner and Jill Casal, at firstname.lastname@example.org.