Programs for Children
This is a special writing workshop program for students in 9th through 12th grades. Students meet twice a month and share their writing with other students and special guest speakers.
Writing Wizards offers new perspectives, lots of fun, and of course, the best creative writing in the kingdom for 2nd through 8th graders. Taking a cue from James Thurber’s book, Many Moons, our wizards will be challenged to stretch their imaginations, problem-solve, explore new worlds, and put it in writing.
This program is geared for 5th and 6th grade students who have taken classes or participated in Thurber House workshops who are interested in learning more and giving tours of Thurber House. This program happens once a year and includes four-Saturdays of training. Docents give tours to our summer camp students, adults and families before our Literary Picnics, do Thurber readings at various events, decorate Thurber House for the holidays, and other fun activities.
In the spring we partner again with local libraries, and fourth through sixth graders have the opportunity to participate in our Fable Writing Workshops. They will learn about fables, hear different examples and in the end create their own. Participants are invited to a Celebration Party at Thurber Center where they can take part in activities, have refreshments, and receive a booklet with their fable in it.
Fourth, fifth, and sixth graders are invited to participate in our Ghost Writing Workshops in October. Hosted at different local libraries, students will collaborate to create a funny ghost story based on James Thurber's beloved tale "The Night the Ghost Got In." The young writers are invited to a Celebration Party at Thurber Center where they will see their completed story “acted” out!
Pen and Tell It! are one-day workshops for 4th-6th grade writers that offer in-depth and hands-on opportunities to learn more about a specific genre of writing. At the end of each session, they can share what they wrote and enjoy refreshments with their families.
We offer an eight-week day camp filled with writing adventures for grades two through eight. Our camp is filled with exciting field trips, creative writing classes taught by professional writers and teachers, and the chance to meet new friends. Camp is split into one-week sessions by grade level and usually begins in mid-June.
Write 'n Ready is a program held for preschool aged children at the Columbus Metropolitan Library's Main Branch. The program is designed to help preschoolers practice and explore writing in a fun and open environment.
Flip the Page: Central Ohio’s Teen Literary Journal is written, staffed, and produced by teens. Our mission is to provide a showcase for the work of local teenagers and offer opportunities to learn about publishing. We are currently accepting submissions for our 2013 issue!