“Write On” Workshop for Young Writers – New Weekly Program Launches Sept. 3

“Write On,” a weekly creative writing workshop for young writers age 13-18, begins Tuesday, September 3.  Presented by Waimea Artists’ Guild in partnership with Kanu o ka ‘Āina Learning ‘Ohana (KALO) and led by island writer Elizabeth Cahill, the group will meet on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m., at Kanu o ka ‘Āina New Century Public Charter School.

Instructor Eliza Cahill, courtesy Waimea Artists Guild

Instructor Eliza Cahill, courtesy Waimea Artists Guild

Continuing the WAG ‘Ohana in the Arts series, Write On is an opportunity for youth to develop their unique individual voice, as well as work together in a group setting.  The workshop is designed to help young writers:

  • Listen to and express their personal voice through poetry, memoir and fiction
  • Explore different writing styles and develop writing techniques
  • Experience different authors and poets
  • Have an opportunity to share their work among peers
  • Be encouraged to start writing daily, with personalized writing exercises as homework
  • Work as a group to free their creative potential and find their own voice and style
  • Express their emotions in their writing and to share in a safe environment
  • As a group, learn how to give and receive constructive criticism
  • Learn how to self-edit and do rewrites at a professional level
  • Work on and submit a writing piece to publication

Write On meets Tuesdays, September 3-October 1 from 3:30-5 p.m.  Suggested donation of $20 will help cover cost of materials.   Space is limited, so please register by calling The Pantry, 887-2289.  To reach the Kanu o ka ‘Āina campus, turn onto Kamamalu Street at the “Taco Tako/Waimea Brewhaus” intersection; pass the Police Station on your right; stay on this road through a sharp left bend and look for the campus on your right.

Waimea Artists’ Guild is an association of professional artists whose intent is to produce art and promote education in their community—as part of The Pantry, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which also includes the Friday Night Crew youth group and Mama’s House Thrift Store. For additional information, please call The Pantry office at (808) 887-2289.

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