I was delighted to have been invited to work with this year’s Writer in Residence, Sally Stubbs. I helped her in the creation of Writing Our Dreams a series of workshops followed by a finale of prose, plays and poetry at our local performance hall.
I helped out with the youth workshops mostly, but also assisted with other things like designing posters/programs and piecing the finale together.
We had a team of 10 youth to work with and I hope it was a meaningful experience for all of them.
There were three workshop sessions in preparation for the finale. We went through exercises particularly focusing on writing without judgement and limiting exposition.
Together, the youth came up with powerful new works with strong characters that was showcased at the finale today.
Writing is not something that was taught in this series but rather uncovered.