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Summer Events for Teens

  • SciFi/Fantasy Writers Workshop
    A Creative Writing group for 14 - 18 year olds
    July 5 - 28
    8 sessions: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:00 - 1 pm
    Registration deadline - June 30

    This workshop is for aspiring and practicing SciFi and Fantasy writers. Only requirement - love Science Fiction and/or Fantasy genres. Workshop includes readings, film clips, discussion and writing experiments. We'll explore a range of skills including free-writing, collaborative writing, self-editing, publishing. Writers will set their own writing goals for the workshop. All levels of writers encouraged to attend. Limited to 6 participants. $375 tuition—text included (Cory Doctorow's The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Science Fiction). Writing coach Claudia L'Amoreaux is an editor and published writer. She started writing science fiction short stories when she was eight years old.

  • Graphic Novella Workshop
    For 14 - 18 year olds
    August 2 - 25
    8 sessions: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:00 - 1 pm
    Registration deadline - July 20

    This workshop is for young people interested in creating Sequential Art (alias comics). We'll study the history and current art form of the Graphic Novel. Participants will create their own "Graphic Novellas." Limited to 6 participants. $375 tuition—text included (Scott McCloud's Understanding Comics). Students will need to supply their own materials. Facilitated by Claudia L'Amoreaux with special appearances by local comic artists.


To register for workshops, please email CL@learningconversations.com or call 510.769.8167. Events will be held at 2921 Adeline in Berkeley.

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