Monday, November 24, 2008

Open Mic at Housing Works Book Store!

Writopia had the honor of co-hosting an open mic with the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards on Wednesday, November 19th, last week! All those submitting to the 2009 Scholastic Awards were invited to read.

Kudos to Sarah Dash, 14, Louis Evans, 17, Milana Meytes, 16, Angelica Modabber, 14, Ena Selmonivic, 13, Rebecca Shubert, 15, Olivia Stein, 11, Victoria Testa, 12, and Barbara, 17, Ian, 17, and others for sharing their prose, poetry, memoir, and journalism with the larger community of NYC teen writers!

Thank you Alex Tapnio, Senior Manager, and Scott Larner, Coordinator, of National Programs at Scholastic for answering the writers' questions about the submissions/judging process.

We are looking forward to planning more community events with Scholastic in the future!
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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Writopia Reading at Book Culture!

On Monday, November 17th, our 12- and 13-year-olds took center stage at Book Culture, a wonderfully warm and cozy independent book store located on 112th street off Broadway.

Congratulations: Emily Barnett, Jenan Jacobson, Sinika Martin-Gonzalez, Ena Selmanovic, Rachel Sobelsohn, Rebecca Teich, Olivia Williams, and Miko Zeldes-Roth for completing, revising, and polishing, at least one short story, memoir, play, or piece of journalism! And, of course, for sharing their words with a live audience of friends, family, fans, and book shoppers at Book Culture.

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Friday, November 14, 2008

Parents League Talk

I had the pleasure of lecturing and discussing "How to Inspire the Writer Within Your Child" with the Parents League community yesterday.

The best part: addressing parents as allies in their children's empowerment. As I am in the process of writing a book on the topic (re: parents' potential positive role in kids' writing processes), the public discourse was especially meaningful. Thank you so much Lois Blumka for the opportunity.

The event was held at a fabulous venue: The Philosophy Day School at 12 East 79th Street.
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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Writopia Kids (ages 12-13) Read at Book Culture!

Come hear our newest prose, memoir, and scripts read aloud at Book Culture on Monday, November 17th, at 6:30pm!!!! Read more!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Congrats to Our Newest Writers!

Writopia held its first reading for 9- to 11-year-olds this evening at Barnes & Noble! Congratulations: Kaya Alagappan, 9, Serena Alagappan, 11, Emma Bally, 9, Emma Cantor, 10, Ariel Cohen, 11, Sanjeevi Nuhumal, 9, Joe Polsky, 11, Amanda Roberts, 10, Olivia Stein, 11, Jennifer Tham, 10, and Zeba Zaheer, 9, for polishing their short stories and memoirs and sharing them aloud with an audience of family, friends, teachers, and fans!

Back Stage in the "Green Room"

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