Walk & Jot
Preteen & Teen • Ages 10+
August 21 to 25 (five evenings)
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
$290 + GST
During this week, we’ll take advantage of the late setting summer sun, getting outside and using nature as our literary inspiration. On our first evening together, we’ll wander the Lyceum’s new neighbourhood and find sources of insight that get the creative juices flowing. Next we’ll write our way to the beach and collect poetry/stories brought in by the tide. Whether that’s a free form poem or an epic of Odyssey proportions, it's the dealer's choice.
Wednesday we’ll stay rooted in-house, before moving things to a local park on Thursday for eavesdropping, with each student supplying lines they’ve overheard for the collective to use as we render a “found poem.” On our final evening, we’ll spend time bringing everything together in a compendium of creativity, before sending it home to be shared with loved ones.
The magic for this series of evenings lies in the collaboration with classmates in a safe, supportive and welcoming environment, surrounded by others who have the same passion for writing. This is one to be captured.