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Jul

1

Book Making Relay

Tuesday / July 1, 2014 / 10:00AM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 6 - 8

Take the bookmaking process in new directions! In this workshop, you’ll co-author three different books in just four days. You’ll start by designing the first book’s cover. After that, you’ll write the beginning of a second book that someone else started. And, finally, for the third book, you’ll write a thrilling ending to a story created by two other writers. Bring your imagination and prepare to be surprised by the results!

Led By:

Forrest Perrine is a Homo sapiens sapiens from Washington who enjoys taking long aimless walks around grocery stores and working with strangers. He also loves burning his toast and bartering for bike tires and leafy greens.

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, June 30th from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Session 2: Tuesday, July 1st from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Session 3: Wednesday, July 2nd from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Session 4: Thursday, July 3rd from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Jul

1

Puppets, Folktales and Performance, Oh my!

Tuesday / July 1, 2014 / 1:00PM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 3 - 5

Take storytelling to a new dimension! In this four-session workshop, you’ll learn about different types of two- and three-dimensional puppets and how to use them to tell stories. Hone your writing, artistic, and performance skills as you work with fellow student to write an original folktale and perform it with your own handmade puppets.

Led By:

Tory Franklin is an artist, teacher, and creator of all sorts. She has created installations for SoundTransit, the VERA Project, Spaceworks Tacoma, the Renton Arts Commission, MadArt's MadCampus, and 826 Seattle.

Sue Spang is a programs coordinator at 826 Seattle who loves creative projects of all kinds and playing the upright bass. 

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, June 30th from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Session 2: Tuesday, July 1st from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Session 3: Wednesday, July 2nd from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Session 4: Thursday, July 3rd from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Jul

2

Book Making Relay

Wednesday / July 2, 2014 / 10:00AM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 6 - 8

Take the bookmaking process in new directions! In this workshop, you’ll co-author three different books in just four days. You’ll start by designing the first book’s cover. After that, you’ll write the beginning of a second book that someone else started. And, finally, for the third book, you’ll write a thrilling ending to a story created by two other writers. Bring your imagination and prepare to be surprised by the results!

Led By:

Forrest Perrine is a Homo sapiens sapiens from Washington who enjoys taking long aimless walks around grocery stores and working with strangers. He also loves burning his toast and bartering for bike tires and leafy greens.

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, June 30th from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Session 2: Tuesday, July 1st from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Session 3: Wednesday, July 2nd from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Session 4: Thursday, July 3rd from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Jul

2

Puppets, Folktales and Performance, Oh my!

Wednesday / July 2, 2014 / 1:00PM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 3 - 5

Take storytelling to a new dimension! In this four-session workshop, you’ll learn about different types of two- and three-dimensional puppets and how to use them to tell stories. Hone your writing, artistic, and performance skills as you work with fellow student to write an original folktale and perform it with your own handmade puppets.

Led By:

Tory Franklin is an artist, teacher, and creator of all sorts. She has created installations for SoundTransit, the VERA Project, Spaceworks Tacoma, the Renton Arts Commission, MadArt's MadCampus, and 826 Seattle.

Sue Spang is a programs coordinator at 826 Seattle who loves creative projects of all kinds and playing the upright bass. 

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, June 30th from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Session 2: Tuesday, July 1st from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Session 3: Wednesday, July 2nd from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Session 4: Thursday, July 3rd from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Jul

3

Book Making Relay

Thursday / July 3, 2014 / 10:00AM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 6 - 8

Take the bookmaking process in new directions! In this workshop, you’ll co-author three different books in just four days. You’ll start by designing the first book’s cover. After that, you’ll write the beginning of a second book that someone else started. And, finally, for the third book, you’ll write a thrilling ending to a story created by two other writers. Bring your imagination and prepare to be surprised by the results!

Led By:

Forrest Perrine is a Homo sapiens sapiens from Washington who enjoys taking long aimless walks around grocery stores and working with strangers. He also loves burning his toast and bartering for bike tires and leafy greens.

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, June 30th from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Session 2: Tuesday, July 1st from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Session 3: Wednesday, July 2nd from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Session 4: Thursday, July 3rd from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Jul

3

Puppets, Folktales and Performance, Oh my!

Thursday / July 3, 2014 / 1:00PM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 3 - 5

Take storytelling to a new dimension! In this four-session workshop, you’ll learn about different types of two- and three-dimensional puppets and how to use them to tell stories. Hone your writing, artistic, and performance skills as you work with fellow student to write an original folktale and perform it with your own handmade puppets.

Led By:

Tory Franklin is an artist, teacher, and creator of all sorts. She has created installations for SoundTransit, the VERA Project, Spaceworks Tacoma, the Renton Arts Commission, MadArt's MadCampus, and 826 Seattle.

Sue Spang is a programs coordinator at 826 Seattle who loves creative projects of all kinds and playing the upright bass. 

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, June 30th from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Session 2: Tuesday, July 1st from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Session 3: Wednesday, July 2nd from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Session 4: Thursday, July 3rd from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Jul

7

All the World is a Stage

Monday / July 7, 2014 / 4:00PM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 3 - 5

Shakespeare’s works, Moliere’s plays, Greek tragedies—all dramas ripe for the taking. In this four-session workshop, you’ll read scenes from classic dramatic works—noting their timeless themes, quarreling fools, and many jokes within. You’ll then re-write scenes from these plays in contemporary language. At the end of the week, you’ll take to the stage to act out your modern take on a well-worn classic before your fellow thespians.

Led By:

Jake Lindsay is a former student mentor at 826 Seattle, and a recent graduate in playwriting from Whitman College.

Ramon Esquivel is a playwright, an English teacher at Lakeside School, and a long-time board member of 826 Seattle. In the fall, he is going back to school to get his MFA in playwriting.

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, July 7th from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Session 2: Tuesday, July 8th from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Session 3: Wednesday, July 9th from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Session 4: Thursday, July 10th from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

 

Jul

7

Take a Haiku

Monday / July 7, 2014 / 10:00AM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 1 & 2

Come hike around Greenwood and capture the community in poetic form. Wander through the park with other young poets, visiting a local park, shops and cafes to find inspiration in your neighborhood habitat that will fuel Greenwood inspired poetry. In this three-session workshop, you’ll write haiku as you hike, acrostics as you cross the street, and diamantes if you dare!

Led By:

Joely Johnson Mork, a professional writer and editor for the past 15 years, has been writing ever since she could hold a pencil. She loves poetry, music, yoga, and has a deep love for coffee.

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, July 7th from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Session 2: Tuesday, July 8th from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Session 3: Wednesday, July 9th from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Jul

8

All the World is a Stage

Tuesday / July 8, 2014 / 4:00PM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 3 - 5

Shakespeare’s works, Moliere’s plays, Greek tragedies—all dramas ripe for the taking. In this four-session workshop, you’ll read scenes from classic dramatic works—noting their timeless themes, quarreling fools, and many jokes within. You’ll then re-write scenes from these plays in contemporary language. At the end of the week, you’ll take to the stage to act out your modern take on a well-worn classic before your fellow thespians.

Led By:

Jake Lindsay is a former student mentor at 826 Seattle, and a recent graduate in playwriting from Whitman College.

Ramon Esquivel is a playwright, an English teacher at Lakeside School, and a long-time board member of 826 Seattle. In the fall, he is going back to school to get his MFA in playwriting.

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, July 7th from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Session 2: Tuesday, July 8th from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Session 3: Wednesday, July 9th from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Session 4: Thursday, July 10th from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

 

Jul

8

Take a Haiku

Tuesday / July 8, 2014 / 10:00AM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 1 & 2

Come hike around Greenwood and capture the community in poetic form. Wander through the park with other young poets, visiting a local park, shops and cafes to find inspiration in your neighborhood habitat that will fuel Greenwood inspired poetry. In this three-session workshop, you’ll write haiku as you hike, acrostics as you cross the street, and diamantes if you dare!

Led By:

Joely Johnson Mork, a professional writer and editor for the past 15 years, has been writing ever since she could hold a pencil. She loves poetry, music, yoga, and has a deep love for coffee.

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, July 7th from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Session 2: Tuesday, July 8th from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Session 3: Wednesday, July 9th from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Jul

8

Vikings, Dragons, & Adventure

Tuesday / July 8, 2014 / 1:00PM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 6 - 8

What makes a great saga? Is it adventure? Long-standing alliances and overly complicated family trees? Mythical creatures, great and small? Long-forgotten or little-used languages? Betrayals? REVENGE?! It’s all up to you in this four-session workshop, as you imagine yourself as a Viking and write your own saga, while learning a little ancient history and mythology along the way.

Led By:

Justin Allan-Spencer hefur unnið á 826 Seattle í níu ár. Hann er ekki íslenskur eða kenarri, en hann nýtur mjög mikið gamla Víking íslendigasögurnar. Hann hefur verið að læra þeim síðan 2011. Uppáhalds sögur hans eru um Ragnarr Loðbrók og Völsungur. Hann hefur verið að læra íslensku í tvö ár.

Sue Spang is a programs coordinator at 826 Seattle who loves ancient cultures, writing dreamy letters to ancient historians, and perfecting writing the Greek alphabet. She thinks of the 19th century as “really modern.”

Session Dates:

Session 1: Tuesday, July 8th from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Session 2: Wednesday, July 9th from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Session 3: Thursday, July 10th from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Session 4: Friday, July 11th from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Jul

9

All the World is a Stage

Wednesday / July 9, 2014 / 4:00PM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 3 - 5

Shakespeare’s works, Moliere’s plays, Greek tragedies—all dramas ripe for the taking. In this four-session workshop, you’ll read scenes from classic dramatic works—noting their timeless themes, quarreling fools, and many jokes within. You’ll then re-write scenes from these plays in contemporary language. At the end of the week, you’ll take to the stage to act out your modern take on a well-worn classic before your fellow thespians.

Led By:

Jake Lindsay is a former student mentor at 826 Seattle, and a recent graduate in playwriting from Whitman College.

Ramon Esquivel is a playwright, an English teacher at Lakeside School, and a long-time board member of 826 Seattle. In the fall, he is going back to school to get his MFA in playwriting.

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, July 7th from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Session 2: Tuesday, July 8th from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Session 3: Wednesday, July 9th from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Session 4: Thursday, July 10th from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

 

Jul

9

Take a Haiku

Wednesday / July 9, 2014 / 10:00AM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 1 & 2

Come hike around Greenwood and capture the community in poetic form. Wander through the park with other young poets, visiting a local park, shops and cafes to find inspiration in your neighborhood habitat that will fuel Greenwood inspired poetry. In this three-session workshop, you’ll write haiku as you hike, acrostics as you cross the street, and diamantes if you dare!

Led By:

Joely Johnson Mork, a professional writer and editor for the past 15 years, has been writing ever since she could hold a pencil. She loves poetry, music, yoga, and has a deep love for coffee.

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, July 7th from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Session 2: Tuesday, July 8th from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Session 3: Wednesday, July 9th from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Jul

9

Vikings, Dragons, & Adventure

Wednesday / July 9, 2014 / 1:00PM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 6 - 8

What makes a great saga? Is it adventure? Long-standing alliances and overly complicated family trees? Mythical creatures, great and small? Long-forgotten or little-used languages? Betrayals? REVENGE?! It’s all up to you in this four-session workshop, as you imagine yourself as a Viking and write your own saga, while learning a little ancient history and mythology along the way.

Led By:

Justin Allan-Spencer hefur unnið á 826 Seattle í níu ár. Hann er ekki íslenskur eða kenarri, en hann nýtur mjög mikið gamla Víking íslendigasögurnar. Hann hefur verið að læra þeim síðan 2011. Uppáhalds sögur hans eru um Ragnarr Loðbrók og Völsungur. Hann hefur verið að læra íslensku í tvö ár.

Sue Spang is a programs coordinator at 826 Seattle who loves ancient cultures, writing dreamy letters to ancient historians, and perfecting writing the Greek alphabet. She thinks of the 19th century as “really modern.”

Session Dates:

Session 1: Tuesday, July 8th from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Session 2: Wednesday, July 9th from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Session 3: Thursday, July 10th from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Session 4: Friday, July 11th from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Jul

10

All the World is a Stage

Thursday / July 10, 2014 / 4:00PM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 3 - 5

Shakespeare’s works, Moliere’s plays, Greek tragedies—all dramas ripe for the taking. In this four-session workshop, you’ll read scenes from classic dramatic works—noting their timeless themes, quarreling fools, and many jokes within. You’ll then re-write scenes from these plays in contemporary language. At the end of the week, you’ll take to the stage to act out your modern take on a well-worn classic before your fellow thespians.

Led By:

Jake Lindsay is a former student mentor at 826 Seattle, and a recent graduate in playwriting from Whitman College.

Ramon Esquivel is a playwright, an English teacher at Lakeside School, and a long-time board member of 826 Seattle. In the fall, he is going back to school to get his MFA in playwriting.

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, July 7th from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Session 2: Tuesday, July 8th from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Session 3: Wednesday, July 9th from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Session 4: Thursday, July 10th from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

 

Jul

10

Vikings, Dragons, & Adventure

Thursday / July 10, 2014 / 1:00PM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 6 - 8

What makes a great saga? Is it adventure? Long-standing alliances and overly complicated family trees? Mythical creatures, great and small? Long-forgotten or little-used languages? Betrayals? REVENGE?! It’s all up to you in this four-session workshop, as you imagine yourself as a Viking and write your own saga, while learning a little ancient history and mythology along the way.

Led By:

Justin Allan-Spencer hefur unnið á 826 Seattle í níu ár. Hann er ekki íslenskur eða kenarri, en hann nýtur mjög mikið gamla Víking íslendigasögurnar. Hann hefur verið að læra þeim síðan 2011. Uppáhalds sögur hans eru um Ragnarr Loðbrók og Völsungur. Hann hefur verið að læra íslensku í tvö ár.

Sue Spang is a programs coordinator at 826 Seattle who loves ancient cultures, writing dreamy letters to ancient historians, and perfecting writing the Greek alphabet. She thinks of the 19th century as “really modern.”

Session Dates:

Session 1: Tuesday, July 8th from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Session 2: Wednesday, July 9th from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Session 3: Thursday, July 10th from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Session 4: Friday, July 11th from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Jul

11

Everyone’s a Critic

Friday / July 11, 2014 / 11:00AM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 8 - 12

As it’s never a good idea to judge a book by its cover, there’s nothing like a really good, honest review to help others choose what to read. In this four-session workshop, you get to be the critic for as many books as you want. You’ll read, you’ll talk about the books with others, and you’ll write your own reviews. You’ll even get to post your reviews on the Seattle Public Library website. The masses will thank you. Students may recieve school service hour credit for their participation in this workshop.

Session Dates:

Friday, July 11th from 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Friday, July 18th from 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Friday, July 25th from 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Friday, August 1st from 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

In Session

Jul

11

Vikings, Dragons, & Adventure

Friday / July 11, 2014 / 1:00PM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 6 - 8

What makes a great saga? Is it adventure? Long-standing alliances and overly complicated family trees? Mythical creatures, great and small? Long-forgotten or little-used languages? Betrayals? REVENGE?! It’s all up to you in this four-session workshop, as you imagine yourself as a Viking and write your own saga, while learning a little ancient history and mythology along the way.

Led By:

Justin Allan-Spencer hefur unnið á 826 Seattle í níu ár. Hann er ekki íslenskur eða kenarri, en hann nýtur mjög mikið gamla Víking íslendigasögurnar. Hann hefur verið að læra þeim síðan 2011. Uppáhalds sögur hans eru um Ragnarr Loðbrók og Völsungur. Hann hefur verið að læra íslensku í tvö ár.

Sue Spang is a programs coordinator at 826 Seattle who loves ancient cultures, writing dreamy letters to ancient historians, and perfecting writing the Greek alphabet. She thinks of the 19th century as “really modern.”

Session Dates:

Session 1: Tuesday, July 8th from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Session 2: Wednesday, July 9th from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Session 3: Thursday, July 10th from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Session 4: Friday, July 11th from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Jul

14

The Greenwood Enquirer

Monday / July 14, 2014 / 10:00AM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 3 - 5

Unearth and report on the untold stories buried in Greenwood. In this four-session workshop, Learn interview techniques and try them out on the merchants and citizens of Greenwood. Where did Mr. Gyro get his start? What is a Couth Buzzard anyway? Why is that Greenwood librarian always smiling? Gather the facts and gossip, then use them to create page one caliber stories that Greenwood locals won’t be able to resist.

Led By:

Forrest Perrine is a Homo sapiens sapiens from Washington who enjoys taking long aimless walks around grocery stores and working with strangers. He also loves burning his toast and bartering for bike tires and leafy greens.

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, July 14th from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Session 2: Tuesday, July 15th from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Session 3: Wednesday, July 16th from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Session 4: Thursday, July 17th from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
 

Jul

14

Naturally Historic Fiction

Monday / July 14, 2014 / 1:00PM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 3 - 5

Have you ever dreamed of digging up a dinosaur? Excavating a mammoth tusks, or discovering the true story behind an ancient mask? In this four-session natural history-themed workshop, you’ll visit the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture at the University of Washington to see the latest exhibit: “Imagine That: Surprising Stories and Amazing Objects” where you’ll take notes on the most intriguing bones, gems, and other natural history specimens. Then, back at 826 Seattle, you’ll write your own fictional stories inspired by what you saw.

Led By:

Alicia Craven is the Programs Manager at 826 Seattle and has yet to meet a natural history museum she didn’t love. Her favorite specimens are generally animal skulls and exquisitely rendered dioramas of any kind. 

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, July 14th from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Session 2: Tuesday, July 15th from 12:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M., field trip to the Burke Museum
Session 3: Wednesday, July 16th from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Session 4: Thursday, July 17th from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Jul

14

Museum as Muse: Using Visual to Inspire Written Art

Monday / July 14, 2014 / 4:00PM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 9 - 12

Ekphrasis (noun) is defined as the literary description of, or commentary on, a visual work of art. In this four-session workshop, you’ll practice ekphrasis on your own by a trip to the Seattle Art Museum. There, you’ll find inspiration in the pictures, paintings, and sculptures that most speak to you, and use this inspiration to create your own story, essay, or poem. On Wednesday, July 16th this workshop is meeting at the Seattle Art Museum from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. We have tickets for the museum, but expect students to arrange their own transportation.

Led By:

Mark Petterson is a writer and professor of English at Seattle Central College. He has driven a 1974 Porsche across the country, only to sell the Porsche to buy a motorcycle.

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, July 14th from 4:00 P.M. -  6:00 P.M.
Session 2: Tuesday, July 15th from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Session 3: Wednesday, July 16th from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. This session meets at the Seattle Art Museum
Session 4: Thursday, July 17th from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Jul

15

The Greenwood Enquirer

Tuesday / July 15, 2014 / 10:00AM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 3 - 5

Unearth and report on the untold stories buried in Greenwood. In this four-session workshop, Learn interview techniques and try them out on the merchants and citizens of Greenwood. Where did Mr. Gyro get his start? What is a Couth Buzzard anyway? Why is that Greenwood librarian always smiling? Gather the facts and gossip, then use them to create page one caliber stories that Greenwood locals won’t be able to resist.

Led By:

Forrest Perrine is a Homo sapiens sapiens from Washington who enjoys taking long aimless walks around grocery stores and working with strangers. He also loves burning his toast and bartering for bike tires and leafy greens.

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, July 14th from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Session 2: Tuesday, July 15th from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Session 3: Wednesday, July 16th from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Session 4: Thursday, July 17th from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
 

Jul

15

Naturally Historic Fiction

Tuesday / July 15, 2014 / 12:00PM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 3 - 5

Have you ever dreamed of digging up a dinosaur? Excavating a mammoth tusks, or discovering the true story behind an ancient mask? In this four-session natural history-themed workshop, you’ll visit the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture at the University of Washington to see the latest exhibit: “Imagine That: Surprising Stories and Amazing Objects” where you’ll take notes on the most intriguing bones, gems, and other natural history specimens. Then, back at 826 Seattle, you’ll write your own fictional stories inspired by what you saw.

Led By:

Alicia Craven is the Programs Manager at 826 Seattle and has yet to meet a natural history museum she didn’t love. Her favorite specimens are generally animal skulls and exquisitely rendered dioramas of any kind. 

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, July 14th from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Session 2: Tuesday, July 15th from 12:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M., field trip to the Burke Museum
Session 3: Wednesday, July 16th from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Session 4: Thursday, July 17th from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Jul

15

Museum as Muse: Using Visual to Inspire Written Art

Tuesday / July 15, 2014 / 4:00PM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 9 - 12

Ekphrasis (noun) is defined as the literary description of, or commentary on, a visual work of art. In this four-session workshop, you’ll practice ekphrasis on your own by a trip to the Seattle Art Museum. There, you’ll find inspiration in the pictures, paintings, and sculptures that most speak to you, and use this inspiration to create your own story, essay, or poem. On Wednesday, July 16th this workshop is meeting at the Seattle Art Museum from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. We have tickets for the museum, but expect students to arrange their own transportation.

Led By:

Mark Petterson is a writer and professor of English at Seattle Central College. He has driven a 1974 Porsche across the country, only to sell the Porsche to buy a motorcycle.

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, July 14th from 4:00 P.M. -  6:00 P.M.
Session 2: Tuesday, July 15th from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Session 3: Wednesday, July 16th from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. This session meets at the Seattle Art Museum
Session 4: Thursday, July 17th from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Jul

16

The Greenwood Enquirer

Wednesday / July 16, 2014 / 10:00AM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 3 - 5

Unearth and report on the untold stories buried in Greenwood. In this four-session workshop, Learn interview techniques and try them out on the merchants and citizens of Greenwood. Where did Mr. Gyro get his start? What is a Couth Buzzard anyway? Why is that Greenwood librarian always smiling? Gather the facts and gossip, then use them to create page one caliber stories that Greenwood locals won’t be able to resist.

Led By:

Forrest Perrine is a Homo sapiens sapiens from Washington who enjoys taking long aimless walks around grocery stores and working with strangers. He also loves burning his toast and bartering for bike tires and leafy greens.

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, July 14th from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Session 2: Tuesday, July 15th from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Session 3: Wednesday, July 16th from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Session 4: Thursday, July 17th from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
 

Jul

16

Naturally Historic Fiction

Wednesday / July 16, 2014 / 1:00PM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 3 - 5

Have you ever dreamed of digging up a dinosaur? Excavating a mammoth tusks, or discovering the true story behind an ancient mask? In this four-session natural history-themed workshop, you’ll visit the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture at the University of Washington to see the latest exhibit: “Imagine That: Surprising Stories and Amazing Objects” where you’ll take notes on the most intriguing bones, gems, and other natural history specimens. Then, back at 826 Seattle, you’ll write your own fictional stories inspired by what you saw.

Led By:

Alicia Craven is the Programs Manager at 826 Seattle and has yet to meet a natural history museum she didn’t love. Her favorite specimens are generally animal skulls and exquisitely rendered dioramas of any kind. 

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, July 14th from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Session 2: Tuesday, July 15th from 12:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M., field trip to the Burke Museum
Session 3: Wednesday, July 16th from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Session 4: Thursday, July 17th from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Jul

17

The Greenwood Enquirer

Thursday / July 17, 2014 / 10:00AM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 3 - 5

Unearth and report on the untold stories buried in Greenwood. In this four-session workshop, Learn interview techniques and try them out on the merchants and citizens of Greenwood. Where did Mr. Gyro get his start? What is a Couth Buzzard anyway? Why is that Greenwood librarian always smiling? Gather the facts and gossip, then use them to create page one caliber stories that Greenwood locals won’t be able to resist.

Led By:

Forrest Perrine is a Homo sapiens sapiens from Washington who enjoys taking long aimless walks around grocery stores and working with strangers. He also loves burning his toast and bartering for bike tires and leafy greens.

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, July 14th from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Session 2: Tuesday, July 15th from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Session 3: Wednesday, July 16th from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Session 4: Thursday, July 17th from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
 

Jul

17

Naturally Historic Fiction

Thursday / July 17, 2014 / 1:00PM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 3 - 5

Have you ever dreamed of digging up a dinosaur? Excavating a mammoth tusks, or discovering the true story behind an ancient mask? In this four-session natural history-themed workshop, you’ll visit the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture at the University of Washington to see the latest exhibit: “Imagine That: Surprising Stories and Amazing Objects” where you’ll take notes on the most intriguing bones, gems, and other natural history specimens. Then, back at 826 Seattle, you’ll write your own fictional stories inspired by what you saw.

Led By:

Alicia Craven is the Programs Manager at 826 Seattle and has yet to meet a natural history museum she didn’t love. Her favorite specimens are generally animal skulls and exquisitely rendered dioramas of any kind. 

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, July 14th from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Session 2: Tuesday, July 15th from 12:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M., field trip to the Burke Museum
Session 3: Wednesday, July 16th from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Session 4: Thursday, July 17th from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Jul

17

Museum as Muse: Using Visual to Inspire Written Art

Thursday / July 17, 2014 / 4:00PM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 9 - 12

Ekphrasis (noun) is defined as the literary description of, or commentary on, a visual work of art. In this four-session workshop, you’ll practice ekphrasis on your own by a trip to the Seattle Art Museum. There, you’ll find inspiration in the pictures, paintings, and sculptures that most speak to you, and use this inspiration to create your own story, essay, or poem. On Wednesday, July 16th this workshop is meeting at the Seattle Art Museum from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. We have tickets for the museum, but expect students to arrange their own transportation.

Led By:

Mark Petterson is a writer and professor of English at Seattle Central College. He has driven a 1974 Porsche across the country, only to sell the Porsche to buy a motorcycle.

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, July 14th from 4:00 P.M. -  6:00 P.M.
Session 2: Tuesday, July 15th from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Session 3: Wednesday, July 16th from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. This session meets at the Seattle Art Museum
Session 4: Thursday, July 17th from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Jul

18

Everyone’s a Critic

Friday / July 18, 2014 / 11:00AM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 8 - 12

As it’s never a good idea to judge a book by its cover, there’s nothing like a really good, honest review to help others choose what to read. In this four-session workshop, you get to be the critic for as many books as you want. You’ll read, you’ll talk about the books with others, and you’ll write your own reviews. You’ll even get to post your reviews on the Seattle Public Library website. The masses will thank you. Students may recieve school service hour credit for their participation in this workshop.

Session Dates:

Friday, July 11th from 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Friday, July 18th from 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Friday, July 25th from 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Friday, August 1st from 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

In Session

Jul

18

College & SAT Prep

Friday / July 18, 2014 / 2:00PM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 11 & 12

Is the SAT creeping up on you? Whether you’re just beginning to think about college, or you’ve already chosen your dream school, you may find our introduction to SAT prep and college readiness helpful. Each of the four sessions will feature experts speaking on different aspects of the college admission process, followed by SAT prep help from our experienced and talented tutors. Unlike our other workshops, students are not required to attend all sessions of this workshop. The first session of this workshop on Friday, July 11th meets at the Greenwood Branch of the Seattle Public Library, which is a few blocks south of our center at the corner of 81st and Greenwood. The street address is 8016 Greenwood Ave N.

Led By:

Sue Spang previously worked as an admissions counselor for Lawrence University in Wisconsin. She has a particular interest in helping students with college entrance essays, and has run college readiness programming for 826 Seattle for the last two years.

Session Dates:

Session 1: Friday, July 11th from 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. This session meets at the Greenwood Branch of the Seattle Public Library.
Session 2: Friday, July 18th from 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Session 3: Friday, July 25th from 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Session 4: Friday, August 1st from 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

In Session

Jul

21

Kids on Kids: A Goat Interview Hour

Monday / July 21, 2014 / 9:30AM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 3 - 6

Have you ever wondered what it feels like to head-butt? Or what kind of aftertaste a thistle leaves in your mouth? Now’s your chance to get some answers. On the first day of this three-session workshop, you’ll carpool to the Puget Sound Goat Rescue in Maple Valley and meet many breeds of goats, young and old. You will use your best journalistic skills of observation, note-taking, and questioning to get to know your new four-legged friends. (Side note: wear clothes you don’t mind getting nibbled on or dusty, and bring a snack for the drive home). On days two and three, we will meet at 826 Seattle to write an imaginary script for a talk-show-style interview between you and your goat guest based on what you learned the day before.

Led By:

Alicia Craven is the Programs Manager at 826 Seattle. She is a big believer in kids (of the human variety) and kids (of the goat variety) getting to know each other better.

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, July 21st from 9:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M., field trip to the Puget Sound Goat Rescue
Session 2: Tuesday, July 22nd from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Session 3: Wednesday, July 23rd from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

In Session

Jul

21

Listen Up, World: Oratory Not for the Faint of Heart

Monday / July 21, 2014 / 1:00PM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 6 - 8

Do you daydream about being a charismatic rock star, up on stage, all eyes on you? Do you wish you could convince others to agree with your point of view? Do you dream of rousing a crowd of adoring followers to do your bidding? In this four-session workshop, you’ll take the first steps in this direction by exploring the three Ps: performance, public speaking, and persuasion. We ask only that you judiciously use your finely honed powers of public persuasion for good, not evil, in the world.

Led By:

Alison Jennings is a experienced 826 Seattle tutor and workshop volunteer as well as formerly shy person who learned how to succeed through the power of public speaking. This power has also enabled her to speak and perform in front of thousands of people without melting into a puddle.

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, July 21st from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Session 2: Tuesday, July 22nd from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Session 3: Wednesday, July 23rd from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Session 4: Thursday, July 24th from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

In Session

Jul

21

Better Storytelling Through Puppetry

Monday / July 21, 2014 / 4:00PM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 6 - 8

Anyone familiar with Muppets creator Jim Henson knows that, sometimes, puppets can tell stories better than humans. In this hands-on (no pun intended) four-session workshop, you’ll work with teachers and artists to write plays and create puppets that can help you tell your story and perform your shows. Explore the art and construction of puppets to dramatic, tragic, and comic ends.

Led By:

Dana Sullivan is an artist, illustrator, and enthusiast of all things puppet-themed. His latest children’s book, Ozzie and the Art Contest can be found wherever fine books are sold.

Sue Spang is a programs coordinator at 826 Seattle whose fascinated with puppetry dates back to her six-year-old love for the Jim Henson TV show Fraggle Rock.

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, July 21st from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Session 2: Tuesday, July 22nd from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Session 3: Wednesday, July 23rd from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Session 4: Thursday, July 24th from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

In Session

Jul

22

Kids on Kids: A Goat Interview Hour

Tuesday / July 22, 2014 / 10:00AM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 3 - 6

Have you ever wondered what it feels like to head-butt? Or what kind of aftertaste a thistle leaves in your mouth? Now’s your chance to get some answers. On the first day of this three-session workshop, you’ll carpool to the Puget Sound Goat Rescue in Maple Valley and meet many breeds of goats, young and old. You will use your best journalistic skills of observation, note-taking, and questioning to get to know your new four-legged friends. (Side note: wear clothes you don’t mind getting nibbled on or dusty, and bring a snack for the drive home). On days two and three, we will meet at 826 Seattle to write an imaginary script for a talk-show-style interview between you and your goat guest based on what you learned the day before.

Led By:

Alicia Craven is the Programs Manager at 826 Seattle. She is a big believer in kids (of the human variety) and kids (of the goat variety) getting to know each other better.

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, July 21st from 9:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M., field trip to the Puget Sound Goat Rescue
Session 2: Tuesday, July 22nd from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Session 3: Wednesday, July 23rd from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

In Session

Jul

22

Listen Up, World: Oratory Not for the Faint of Heart

Tuesday / July 22, 2014 / 1:00PM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 6 - 8

Do you daydream about being a charismatic rock star, up on stage, all eyes on you? Do you wish you could convince others to agree with your point of view? Do you dream of rousing a crowd of adoring followers to do your bidding? In this four-session workshop, you’ll take the first steps in this direction by exploring the three Ps: performance, public speaking, and persuasion. We ask only that you judiciously use your finely honed powers of public persuasion for good, not evil, in the world.

Led By:

Alison Jennings is a experienced 826 Seattle tutor and workshop volunteer as well as formerly shy person who learned how to succeed through the power of public speaking. This power has also enabled her to speak and perform in front of thousands of people without melting into a puddle.

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, July 21st from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Session 2: Tuesday, July 22nd from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Session 3: Wednesday, July 23rd from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Session 4: Thursday, July 24th from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

In Session

Jul

22

Better Storytelling Through Puppetry

Tuesday / July 22, 2014 / 4:00PM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 6 - 8

Anyone familiar with Muppets creator Jim Henson knows that, sometimes, puppets can tell stories better than humans. In this hands-on (no pun intended) four-session workshop, you’ll work with teachers and artists to write plays and create puppets that can help you tell your story and perform your shows. Explore the art and construction of puppets to dramatic, tragic, and comic ends.

Led By:

Dana Sullivan is an artist, illustrator, and enthusiast of all things puppet-themed. His latest children’s book, Ozzie and the Art Contest can be found wherever fine books are sold.

Sue Spang is a programs coordinator at 826 Seattle whose fascinated with puppetry dates back to her six-year-old love for the Jim Henson TV show Fraggle Rock.

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, July 21st from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Session 2: Tuesday, July 22nd from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Session 3: Wednesday, July 23rd from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Session 4: Thursday, July 24th from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

In Session

Jul

23

Kids on Kids: A Goat Interview Hour

Wednesday / July 23, 2014 / 10:00AM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 3 - 6

Have you ever wondered what it feels like to head-butt? Or what kind of aftertaste a thistle leaves in your mouth? Now’s your chance to get some answers. On the first day of this three-session workshop, you’ll carpool to the Puget Sound Goat Rescue in Maple Valley and meet many breeds of goats, young and old. You will use your best journalistic skills of observation, note-taking, and questioning to get to know your new four-legged friends. (Side note: wear clothes you don’t mind getting nibbled on or dusty, and bring a snack for the drive home). On days two and three, we will meet at 826 Seattle to write an imaginary script for a talk-show-style interview between you and your goat guest based on what you learned the day before.

Led By:

Alicia Craven is the Programs Manager at 826 Seattle. She is a big believer in kids (of the human variety) and kids (of the goat variety) getting to know each other better.

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, July 21st from 9:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M., field trip to the Puget Sound Goat Rescue
Session 2: Tuesday, July 22nd from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Session 3: Wednesday, July 23rd from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

In Session

Jul

23

Listen Up, World: Oratory Not for the Faint of Heart

Wednesday / July 23, 2014 / 1:00PM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 6 - 8

Do you daydream about being a charismatic rock star, up on stage, all eyes on you? Do you wish you could convince others to agree with your point of view? Do you dream of rousing a crowd of adoring followers to do your bidding? In this four-session workshop, you’ll take the first steps in this direction by exploring the three Ps: performance, public speaking, and persuasion. We ask only that you judiciously use your finely honed powers of public persuasion for good, not evil, in the world.

Led By:

Alison Jennings is a experienced 826 Seattle tutor and workshop volunteer as well as formerly shy person who learned how to succeed through the power of public speaking. This power has also enabled her to speak and perform in front of thousands of people without melting into a puddle.

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, July 21st from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Session 2: Tuesday, July 22nd from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Session 3: Wednesday, July 23rd from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Session 4: Thursday, July 24th from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

In Session

Jul

23

Better Storytelling Through Puppetry

Wednesday / July 23, 2014 / 4:00PM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 6 - 8

Anyone familiar with Muppets creator Jim Henson knows that, sometimes, puppets can tell stories better than humans. In this hands-on (no pun intended) four-session workshop, you’ll work with teachers and artists to write plays and create puppets that can help you tell your story and perform your shows. Explore the art and construction of puppets to dramatic, tragic, and comic ends.

Led By:

Dana Sullivan is an artist, illustrator, and enthusiast of all things puppet-themed. His latest children’s book, Ozzie and the Art Contest can be found wherever fine books are sold.

Sue Spang is a programs coordinator at 826 Seattle whose fascinated with puppetry dates back to her six-year-old love for the Jim Henson TV show Fraggle Rock.

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, July 21st from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Session 2: Tuesday, July 22nd from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Session 3: Wednesday, July 23rd from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Session 4: Thursday, July 24th from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

In Session

Jul

24

Listen Up, World: Oratory Not for the Faint of Heart

Thursday / July 24, 2014 / 1:00PM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 6 - 8

Do you daydream about being a charismatic rock star, up on stage, all eyes on you? Do you wish you could convince others to agree with your point of view? Do you dream of rousing a crowd of adoring followers to do your bidding? In this four-session workshop, you’ll take the first steps in this direction by exploring the three Ps: performance, public speaking, and persuasion. We ask only that you judiciously use your finely honed powers of public persuasion for good, not evil, in the world.

Led By:

Alison Jennings is a experienced 826 Seattle tutor and workshop volunteer as well as formerly shy person who learned how to succeed through the power of public speaking. This power has also enabled her to speak and perform in front of thousands of people without melting into a puddle.

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, July 21st from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Session 2: Tuesday, July 22nd from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Session 3: Wednesday, July 23rd from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Session 4: Thursday, July 24th from 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

In Session

Jul

24

Better Storytelling Through Puppetry

Thursday / July 24, 2014 / 4:00PM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 6 - 8

Anyone familiar with Muppets creator Jim Henson knows that, sometimes, puppets can tell stories better than humans. In this hands-on (no pun intended) four-session workshop, you’ll work with teachers and artists to write plays and create puppets that can help you tell your story and perform your shows. Explore the art and construction of puppets to dramatic, tragic, and comic ends.

Led By:

Dana Sullivan is an artist, illustrator, and enthusiast of all things puppet-themed. His latest children’s book, Ozzie and the Art Contest can be found wherever fine books are sold.

Sue Spang is a programs coordinator at 826 Seattle whose fascinated with puppetry dates back to her six-year-old love for the Jim Henson TV show Fraggle Rock.

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, July 21st from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Session 2: Tuesday, July 22nd from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Session 3: Wednesday, July 23rd from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Session 4: Thursday, July 24th from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

In Session

Jul

25

Everyone’s a Critic

Friday / July 25, 2014 / 11:00AM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 8 - 12

As it’s never a good idea to judge a book by its cover, there’s nothing like a really good, honest review to help others choose what to read. In this four-session workshop, you get to be the critic for as many books as you want. You’ll read, you’ll talk about the books with others, and you’ll write your own reviews. You’ll even get to post your reviews on the Seattle Public Library website. The masses will thank you. Students may recieve school service hour credit for their participation in this workshop.

Session Dates:

Friday, July 11th from 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Friday, July 18th from 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Friday, July 25th from 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Friday, August 1st from 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

In Session

Jul

25

College & SAT Prep

Friday / July 25, 2014 / 2:00PM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 11 & 12

Is the SAT creeping up on you? Whether you’re just beginning to think about college, or you’ve already chosen your dream school, you may find our introduction to SAT prep and college readiness helpful. Each of the four sessions will feature experts speaking on different aspects of the college admission process, followed by SAT prep help from our experienced and talented tutors. Unlike our other workshops, students are not required to attend all sessions of this workshop. The first session of this workshop on Friday, July 11th meets at the Greenwood Branch of the Seattle Public Library, which is a few blocks south of our center at the corner of 81st and Greenwood. The street address is 8016 Greenwood Ave N.

Led By:

Sue Spang previously worked as an admissions counselor for Lawrence University in Wisconsin. She has a particular interest in helping students with college entrance essays, and has run college readiness programming for 826 Seattle for the last two years.

Session Dates:

Session 1: Friday, July 11th from 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. This session meets at the Greenwood Branch of the Seattle Public Library.
Session 2: Friday, July 18th from 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Session 3: Friday, July 25th from 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Session 4: Friday, August 1st from 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

In Session

Jul

28

Define Yourself!

Monday / July 28, 2014 / 10:00AM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 6 - 8

It’s the simplest, and yet most existential of questions—“Who am I?” A skater? A horse-enthusiast? A 3-point shooter? A violinist? It’s a hard question to quantify. In this four-session workshop, you’ll use multi-media modes of creativity—narrative, poetry, watercolor, video, collage—to create original works of art and writing that reflect the many sides of you.

Led By:

Margaret Chasan was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and has taught middle and high school for many years, often incorporating video and blog publishing in the classroom. She enjoys reading, theater, hiking, traveling and hanging out with friends and family.

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, July 28th from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Session 2: Tuesday, July 29th from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Session 3: Wednesday, July 30th from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Session 4: Thursday, July 31st from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Jul

28

Writing Emergency!

Monday / July 28, 2014 / 1:00PM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 1 & 2

What happens when there is a fire—before, during, or after? What type of people become firefighters and how do they do what they do? Come find out in this four-session workshop by taking a trip to a fire station, interviewing some real firefighters, and writing about life in the hot seat.

Led By:

Mike Madden is a regular 826 Seattle after school tutor, workshop leader, and world traveler who is teaching himself German. Both his neighbor and his good friend are firefighters, and they have been an inspiration to him.

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, July 28th from 1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.
Session 2: Tuesday, July 29th from 1:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M., field trip to Seattle Fire Station 21
Session 3: Wednesday, July 30th from 1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.
Session 4: Thursday, July 31st from 1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.

Jul

28

Mixed Media Journals

Monday / July 28, 2014 / 4:00PM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 9 - 12

It’s well known that many of the world’s most creative individuals carry journals with them to capture inspiration when it strikes. Hemingway had his Moleskine, Picasso his sketch book. In this four-session workshop, you too will put your best writing and drawing skills to work, as well as mapping, painting, collage, and other multi-media techniques you’ll employ to explore and represent the world around you. Insights probable, if not guaranteed.

Led By:

Jenn Pang uses art journals to capture the small, but significant, aspects of everyday life. Trained as a scientist, she sees the world as a magical place of simultaneous ridiculousness and practicality. She can often be found on Saturday mornings drinking chai tea, journaling, and/or perusing the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly.

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, July 28th from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Session 2: Tuesday, July 29th from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Session 3: Wednesday, July 30th from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Session 4: Thursday, July 31st from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Jul

29

Define Yourself!

Tuesday / July 29, 2014 / 10:00AM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 6 - 8

It’s the simplest, and yet most existential of questions—“Who am I?” A skater? A horse-enthusiast? A 3-point shooter? A violinist? It’s a hard question to quantify. In this four-session workshop, you’ll use multi-media modes of creativity—narrative, poetry, watercolor, video, collage—to create original works of art and writing that reflect the many sides of you.

Led By:

Margaret Chasan was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and has taught middle and high school for many years, often incorporating video and blog publishing in the classroom. She enjoys reading, theater, hiking, traveling and hanging out with friends and family.

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, July 28th from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Session 2: Tuesday, July 29th from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Session 3: Wednesday, July 30th from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Session 4: Thursday, July 31st from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Jul

29

Writing Emergency!

Tuesday / July 29, 2014 / 1:00PM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 1 & 2

What happens when there is a fire—before, during, or after? What type of people become firefighters and how do they do what they do? Come find out in this four-session workshop by taking a trip to a fire station, interviewing some real firefighters, and writing about life in the hot seat.

Led By:

Mike Madden is a regular 826 Seattle after school tutor, workshop leader, and world traveler who is teaching himself German. Both his neighbor and his good friend are firefighters, and they have been an inspiration to him.

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, July 28th from 1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.
Session 2: Tuesday, July 29th from 1:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M., field trip to Seattle Fire Station 21
Session 3: Wednesday, July 30th from 1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.
Session 4: Thursday, July 31st from 1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.

Jul

29

Writing Emergency!

Tuesday / July 29, 2014 / 1:00PM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 1 & 2

What happens when there is a fire—before, during, or after? What type of people become firefighters and how do they do what they do? Come find out in this four-session workshop by taking a trip to a fire station, interviewing some real firefighters, and writing about life in the hot seat.

Led By:

Mike Madden is a regular 826 Seattle after school tutor, workshop leader, and world traveler who is teaching himself German. Both his neighbor and his good friend are firefighters, and they have been an inspiration to him.

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, July 28th from 1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.
Session 2: Tuesday, July 29th from 1:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M., field trip to Seattle Fire Station 21
Session 3: Wednesday, July 30th from 1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.
Session 4: Thursday, July 31st from 1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.

Jul

29

Mixed Media Journals

Tuesday / July 29, 2014 / 4:00PM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 9 - 12

It’s well known that many of the world’s most creative individuals carry journals with them to capture inspiration when it strikes. Hemingway had his Moleskine, Picasso his sketch book. In this four-session workshop, you too will put your best writing and drawing skills to work, as well as mapping, painting, collage, and other multi-media techniques you’ll employ to explore and represent the world around you. Insights probable, if not guaranteed.

Led By:

Jenn Pang uses art journals to capture the small, but significant, aspects of everyday life. Trained as a scientist, she sees the world as a magical place of simultaneous ridiculousness and practicality. She can often be found on Saturday mornings drinking chai tea, journaling, and/or perusing the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly.

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, July 28th from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Session 2: Tuesday, July 29th from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Session 3: Wednesday, July 30th from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Session 4: Thursday, July 31st from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Jul

30

Define Yourself!

Wednesday / July 30, 2014 / 10:00AM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 6 - 8

It’s the simplest, and yet most existential of questions—“Who am I?” A skater? A horse-enthusiast? A 3-point shooter? A violinist? It’s a hard question to quantify. In this four-session workshop, you’ll use multi-media modes of creativity—narrative, poetry, watercolor, video, collage—to create original works of art and writing that reflect the many sides of you.

Led By:

Margaret Chasan was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and has taught middle and high school for many years, often incorporating video and blog publishing in the classroom. She enjoys reading, theater, hiking, traveling and hanging out with friends and family.

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, July 28th from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Session 2: Tuesday, July 29th from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Session 3: Wednesday, July 30th from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Session 4: Thursday, July 31st from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Jul

30

Writing Emergency!

Wednesday / July 30, 2014 / 1:00PM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 1 & 2

What happens when there is a fire—before, during, or after? What type of people become firefighters and how do they do what they do? Come find out in this four-session workshop by taking a trip to a fire station, interviewing some real firefighters, and writing about life in the hot seat.

Led By:

Mike Madden is a regular 826 Seattle after school tutor, workshop leader, and world traveler who is teaching himself German. Both his neighbor and his good friend are firefighters, and they have been an inspiration to him.

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, July 28th from 1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.
Session 2: Tuesday, July 29th from 1:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M., field trip to Seattle Fire Station 21
Session 3: Wednesday, July 30th from 1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.
Session 4: Thursday, July 31st from 1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.

Jul

30

Writing Emergency!

Wednesday / July 30, 2014 / 1:00PM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 1 & 2

What happens when there is a fire—before, during, or after? What type of people become firefighters and how do they do what they do? Come find out in this four-session workshop by taking a trip to a fire station, interviewing some real firefighters, and writing about life in the hot seat.

Led By:

Mike Madden is a regular 826 Seattle after school tutor, workshop leader, and world traveler who is teaching himself German. Both his neighbor and his good friend are firefighters, and they have been an inspiration to him.

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, July 28th from 1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.
Session 2: Tuesday, July 29th from 1:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M., field trip to Seattle Fire Station 21
Session 3: Wednesday, July 30th from 1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.
Session 4: Thursday, July 31st from 1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.

Jul

30

Mixed Media Journals

Wednesday / July 30, 2014 / 4:00PM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 9 - 12

It’s well known that many of the world’s most creative individuals carry journals with them to capture inspiration when it strikes. Hemingway had his Moleskine, Picasso his sketch book. In this four-session workshop, you too will put your best writing and drawing skills to work, as well as mapping, painting, collage, and other multi-media techniques you’ll employ to explore and represent the world around you. Insights probable, if not guaranteed.

Led By:

Jenn Pang uses art journals to capture the small, but significant, aspects of everyday life. Trained as a scientist, she sees the world as a magical place of simultaneous ridiculousness and practicality. She can often be found on Saturday mornings drinking chai tea, journaling, and/or perusing the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly.

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, July 28th from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Session 2: Tuesday, July 29th from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Session 3: Wednesday, July 30th from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Session 4: Thursday, July 31st from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Jul

31

Define Yourself!

Thursday / July 31, 2014 / 10:00AM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 6 - 8

It’s the simplest, and yet most existential of questions—“Who am I?” A skater? A horse-enthusiast? A 3-point shooter? A violinist? It’s a hard question to quantify. In this four-session workshop, you’ll use multi-media modes of creativity—narrative, poetry, watercolor, video, collage—to create original works of art and writing that reflect the many sides of you.

Led By:

Margaret Chasan was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and has taught middle and high school for many years, often incorporating video and blog publishing in the classroom. She enjoys reading, theater, hiking, traveling and hanging out with friends and family.

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, July 28th from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Session 2: Tuesday, July 29th from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Session 3: Wednesday, July 30th from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Session 4: Thursday, July 31st from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Jul

31

Writing Emergency!

Thursday / July 31, 2014 / 1:00PM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 1 & 2

What happens when there is a fire—before, during, or after? What type of people become firefighters and how do they do what they do? Come find out in this four-session workshop by taking a trip to a fire station, interviewing some real firefighters, and writing about life in the hot seat.

Led By:

Mike Madden is a regular 826 Seattle after school tutor, workshop leader, and world traveler who is teaching himself German. Both his neighbor and his good friend are firefighters, and they have been an inspiration to him.

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, July 28th from 1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.
Session 2: Tuesday, July 29th from 1:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M., field trip to Seattle Fire Station 21
Session 3: Wednesday, July 30th from 1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.
Session 4: Thursday, July 31st from 1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.

Jul

31

Writing Emergency!

Thursday / July 31, 2014 / 1:00PM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 1 & 2

What happens when there is a fire—before, during, or after? What type of people become firefighters and how do they do what they do? Come find out in this four-session workshop by taking a trip to a fire station, interviewing some real firefighters, and writing about life in the hot seat.

Led By:

Mike Madden is a regular 826 Seattle after school tutor, workshop leader, and world traveler who is teaching himself German. Both his neighbor and his good friend are firefighters, and they have been an inspiration to him.

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, July 28th from 1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.
Session 2: Tuesday, July 29th from 1:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M., field trip to Seattle Fire Station 21
Session 3: Wednesday, July 30th from 1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.
Session 4: Thursday, July 31st from 1:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.

Jul

31

Mixed Media Journals

Thursday / July 31, 2014 / 4:00PM / at 826 Seattle / Entering Grades 9 - 12

It’s well known that many of the world’s most creative individuals carry journals with them to capture inspiration when it strikes. Hemingway had his Moleskine, Picasso his sketch book. In this four-session workshop, you too will put your best writing and drawing skills to work, as well as mapping, painting, collage, and other multi-media techniques you’ll employ to explore and represent the world around you. Insights probable, if not guaranteed.

Led By:

Jenn Pang uses art journals to capture the small, but significant, aspects of everyday life. Trained as a scientist, she sees the world as a magical place of simultaneous ridiculousness and practicality. She can often be found on Saturday mornings drinking chai tea, journaling, and/or perusing the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly.

Session Dates:

Session 1: Monday, July 28th from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Session 2: Tuesday, July 29th from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Session 3: Wednesday, July 30th from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Session 4: Thursday, July 31st from 4:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.

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