About This Program
Discovering the Power of the Written Word: Using Creative Writing and Storytelling to Motivate Students to Become Authors
Writing has the ability to empower, anger, hurt, encourage, or excite. Discovering the Power of the Written Word: Using Creative Writing and Storytelling to Motivate Students to become Authors creates an atmosphere where students can redefine and polish their written voice. Through a series of creative writing exercises that examine the process of writing, students discover the power of their own words to tell a story, persuade, or create an imaginary place. By the end of the residency student have created a piece of writing ready to be displayed at the school or published. Arianna coordinates a special writers event where students have the opportunity to share their written stories with their peers and community members.
Typically, residencies range from $2,000 to $3,000, but we can use your available budget and ‘work backwards’ to create a cost-effective residency for your school. We may be able to assist you in securing grant and funding opportunities.
Residencies are tailored to your needs but usually include:
- A kick-off assembly
- A required orientation meeting and planning session
- A set of workshops for classes of up to 25 students each
- A student culminating or sharing event
- An evaluation meeting
For a rough estimate, residency prices include:
- Artist assembly (see artist’s page for pricing)
- A set of workshops ($100 each)
- A required orientation meeting and planning session ($100 each)
- An evaluation meeting ($100)
- Mileage and supply costs depend on artist location and the residency chosen.
"Arianna’s use of humor, art, music, movement, and literature involved all of our students. The variety ways that students participated in the storytelling engaged their imaginations and strengthened their listening skills."
"Arianna brings the perfect amount of scholarship, art, and fun that inspires all students to achieve great things. They are so proud of their final products, and they should be!"
"Watching the children put all their energy into a drama was so perfect! They were able to truly show their emotions."