Make Writing Studios are not workshops, classes, or summer camps.
They’re learning communities for makers, writers and teachers, and they’re designed with your vision in mind.
As the founder of the WNY Young Writers’ Studio, I sustained a thriving learning community in western New York for ten years. Our studio was a makerspace for writers and a welcoming place for teacher leaders, adult writers from all walks of life, and education researchers who were eager to improve their practice. Those who wrote with us continue to use their words to make a difference in their schools, their communities, and their workplaces.
In 2016, school and community leaders from other corners of the world began inviting me to consult with them on the development of their own writing studios shortly after the publication of my book, Make Writing. Some invited me to help them create a powerful vision for the organizations they would create. A few needed help designing their spaces. Others invited me to share my curriculum, teaching tools, and professional development resources with them as they began crafting their own.
During the summer of 2017, I’ll begin facilitating Make Writing pop-up studio sessions in several school districts and through different community-based organizations. These launches will last for a few days, a week, or even two. Once they’re over, I’ll make myself available for return visits, as needed.
Every experience I create will be unique to the organization I’m serving. Our studios will pop up inside of the spaces they create for this work as well. Some organizations have established makerspaces. Others have classrooms, libraries, or community rooms that I’ve been invited to transform temporarily, and I am more than happy to.
Eager to start your own writing studio or evolve an already established makerspace?
I’d love to help you.
The poster below explains how.