Class: Karen Benke - Creative Writing Adventure for Kids (Corte Madera)

Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 9:30am

Saturday November 11th, 2017 • 9:30 am - 12:30 pm • $120

For 4th, 5th and 6th Graders

A lot can fit on and into an envelope—poems, quotes, story starts, jokes—and of course detailed lettering and stamps!  In this interactive workshop, we’ll inspire ourselves and 
each other with letter poems and magic word tickets, tipped words and broken bits of thought, black-out poems and 100 word stories...  Well take a field trip to the big blue box 
to send our hand-heart creations into the world and even risk eavesdropping for overheard dialog. Snacks, stamps, all materials, take-home writing ideas included.  

Karen Benke is the author of Write Back Soon! Adventures in Letter Writing, Leap Write In! and Rip the Page! now available in Russian. (Shambhala/Penguin Random House). 
She has worked as a Poet in the Schools, is a visiting author, and plays on the page with students at The Writers Nest.


51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Rip the Page!: Adventures in Creative Writing Cover Image
ISBN: 9781590308127
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Trumpeter - July 27th, 2010

Here are the ideas, experiments, and inspiration to unfold your imagination and get your writing to flow off the page This is the everything-you-need guide to spark new poems and unstick old stories, including lists of big, small, gross-out, and favorite words; adventurous and zany prompts to leap from; dares and double dares to help you mash up truths and lies into outrageous paragraphs; and let

Leap Write In!: Adventures in Creative Writing to Stretch & Surprise Your One-Of-A-Kind Mind Cover Image
By Karen Benke (Translator)
ISBN: 9781611800159
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Published: Roost Books - April 2nd, 2013

Invite your jittery mind into quiet slips of timed or untimed writing experiments that are designed to encourage your timid heart to forge forgotten feelings and entice your shy-self to make friends with emerging emotions.

Write Back Soon!: Adventures in Letter Writing Cover Image
ISBN: 9781611802689
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Published: Roost Books - September 22nd, 2015

Connect to your friends through handwritten notes, cards, letters, and postcards--an interactive workbook that encourages creative interactions between friends through the written word, complete with cross-outs, smudges, and parenthetical asides.