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March 21 @ 11:00 am
An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until March 28, 2020
This will be a nonfiction writing workshop in which participants will write on a different topic each week. Topics may include:
What is the first thing you remember about your life?
Describe a friend and tell what it means to be a friend.
What is the most important thing you have ever learned?
If you could invent anything, what would it be?
What is your favorite thing about yourself?
Each class will last for one hour. After the topic is announced, the students will write for about twenty minutes. When they are finished, each will read his or her piece aloud. The rest of the hour will be spent with students and teacher discussing the various writings – their reactions and suggestions.
This program is intended for students in the 4th and 5th grades.
Joan Potter is a writer and teacher whose personal essays have been published in anthologies and literary journals, and whose articles have appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers. She is the author or coauthor of several nonfiction books, including “Still Here Thinking of You: A Second Chance With Our Mothers.” She has taught at writing centers and community centers, and has led memoir workshops at several libraries, including the Mount Kisco Public Library. For the last four years she has taught an afterschool writing workshop for fourth graders at the RSHM LIFE Center in Sleepy Hollow. This is an ongoing program that continues throughout the school year.