Like the blog, but in person

Becca Hall is giving a series of free lectures about teaching writing around the Seattle area. She will cover three topics: Sparking Reluctant Writers, Challenging Your Eager Writer, and Beyond Haiku: Teaching Great Poetry to Children.

Geared for the parents of homeschooled children, these talks are open to anyone interested in working on writing with children. Hope to see you there!

Sparking Reluctant Writers: 

Does your child struggle with writing? Does your child have learning differences that make writing an extra challenge? Is writing a source of conflict between you and your child? Come hear Becca Hall discuss strategies to overcome these difficulties and ideas to spark a love of writing in reluctant writers. FREE

Wednesday, January 13, 7:00 pm, in the meeting room at the Carnation Library, 4804 Tolt Avenue, Carnation, WA, 98014.

Tuesday, January 26, 6:30 pm, in the meeting room at the Montlake Library, 2401 24th Ave. E., Seattle, WA, 98112

Challenging Your Eager Writer:

Where can you go with a child who already loves to write? How can you help your child’s love of writing to develop instead of plateau? How do you encourage enthusiastic writers without pushing them too far?  Come hear Becca Hall talk about directions to go with eager writers, and ways to help their love of writing become a springboard into a wide range of subjects. FREE

Wednesday, January 20, 7 pm in the Conference Room at the Redmond Library, 15990 NE 85th St, Redmond, WA 98052

Beyond Haiku: Teaching Great Poetry to Children

Poetry reading and writing is an excellent entrance into writing and literature.  Yet while poetry delights children, it often confounds adults.  Come learn ways to approach poetry reading and writing with children that encourages delight instead of confusion and uses poetry as a gateway into language skills of many kinds.  FREE

Monday, February 8, 6:30 pm, in the meeting room at the Montlake Library, 2401 24th Ave. E., Seattle, WA, 98112