Songwriting/Memoir and Poetry
During the morning session, writers will participate in a songwriting workshop. Professional musicians trained in the Writopia Teaching Method lead writers ages 11 and up in writing and recording their own original compositions. Instructors versed in rap, pop, rock, and musical theater work with students to help them to explore musical genres and craft lyrics. For the rest of the day, writers will work with published poets and essayists to craft creative nonfiction stories and various poems exploring their lives, from mundane moments to pivotal learning experiences, gaining confidence in their voice and personal narratives.