An annual writers’ workshop in a school library has provided an opportunity to have students celebrate writing talents.
During the four hour event attended by approximately 3 dozen students, teens sharpened their skills with four prompts. These included modern day texting, and old fashioned letter writing.
“When you write, you go through a process,” Huster said. “You have to think, you have to come up with ideas — the story is yours and yours alone.”
Getting in touch with their motivation was important. They posted their motivation on sticky notes over the hash tag #whyiwrite, and read each other’s entries from the whiteboard.