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*Online* Thurber House Pen and Tell It! — 6/7/8 Graders

November 22, 2020 3:30 pm @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Sunday, repeating until November 22, 2020 12:00 am

It’s fall, which means it’s time for Pen and Tell It! We’ve moved online, but that means we get to offer more classes and from teachers who may not be in Ohio. This is a season of activities you don’t want to miss. Each Sunday, you will have the opportunity to try your hand at new ideas, skills, funny prompts, and all from the comfort of your home! You’ll get your Pen and Tell It!-in-a-bag with any supplies you need before class so you won’t miss out on anything.

Please email Meg Brown at [email protected] with any questions.

Pen and Tell It! workshops are for 2nd-8th graders. For more information or to explore workshops for all age groups, visit: https://www.thurberhouse.org/pen-tell-it



What is NaNoWriMo?!
Sunday, November 1
3:30-4:30 pm Eastern Time on Zoom
November is National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo for short) and we are here to help get you started! Young Adult author, Jody Casella, will share tons of ideas on how to get started, where to get ideas, and how to keep going for the month of November and beyond. Who knows, maybe you’ll start the next bestselling novel?

Sunday, November 8
3:30-4:30 pm Eastern Time on Zoom
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to help create a secret society that will change the world as we know it forever. You’ll practice collaborative storytelling as we work together to design a headquarters, write a secret code, and establish our own rules. Do you have what it takes to be a secret agent? Only one way to find out! This message will self-destruct in 3…2…1… BOOM!

A Questionable Activity
Sunday, November 15
3:30-4:30 pm Eastern Time on Zoom
Can you tell a story using only questions? What if I told you that Kelly Link did, in a fantastically weird short story called “The Cannon”? What if we tried to do the same thing, tried to write a bizarre interview in which so much is asked, only a little is said, and a lot of crazy stuff is implied? Could it help a writer not only be a better storyteller, but a better journalist—and a fantastic liar?

Memories and Music
Sunday, November 22
3:30-4:30 pm Eastern Time on Zoom
Ever wondered why certain songs bring up specific memories? We’re going to spend time writing prose poetry about our favorite songs and the memories they bring up when we hear them. This session will end with free sharing and a curated fun class playlist.


Register: https://www.thurberhouse.org/pen-tell-it

Questions? Contact Meg Brown at [email protected]

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November 22, 2020 3:30 pm
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
$18 – $20
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