Stream it: Thurber House's Pen & Tell It!

Melissa Starker, Creative Content & PR Manager

Oct 28, 2020

A young blonde girl in a green shirt and glasses, seen partly from behind as she draws in a sketchbook on a table covered in papers and art supplies

Do you have a young, budding writer at home, or a kid that could use some help developing communication skills outside of a classroom environment? This Sunday, November 1, Thurber House restarts its annual Pen & Tell It! program to offer children in grades two through eight a chance to strengthen their relationship with words. Moving to Zoom for safety, the workshop series has focused projects to appeal to different interests.

The youngest age group can experiment with poetry, writing short stories inspired by science experiments concoctions in their own imaginations, and help develop an ad campaign for a fictional product. Fourth and fifth graders can explore nonfiction storytelling, but also fairy tales and fantasy fiction. And middle schoolers can try collaborative storytelling and writing about favorite songs—or they can get a head start on a first novel. 

The one-hour classes take place on Sunday afternoons through November 22 and tuition includes a supply bag tailored to the class' subject. If you have an interested student, make sure to register by the Friday before to get the info you need to log in and acquire supplies.

Register for Pen & Tell It! classes through Thurber House.


Image courtesy of Thurber House

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