Workshop Schedule

From Wands and Wizards to Worldbuilding:
A fantasy-fiction workshop 

Ages: 11-15
Dates: Mondays, Oct. 6, Oct. 13, Oct. 20
Time: 4:00-6:00pm
Location: The Telling Room

Ever wondered what it would be like to be magic? In this three-part workshop for 11-15 year olds, we'll write our way into other worlds and use our imagination to create characters and objects that can go places and do things we can only dream of. Nothing is too far-out when it comes to writing fantasy and adventure, so bring your ideas for secret inventions, mythical maps, and time-bending machines. Let's see where they take us.

This workshop will be lead by G.A. Morgan, author of The Fog of Forgetting (Book 1: The Five Stones Trilogy).

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College Essay Rescue

Ages: Seniors in high school
Date: Saturday, Oct. 18
Time: 10am-3pm
Location: Casco Bay High School

Description: Writing the college essay is stressful! How do you capture who you are in 250-500 words? Fortunately, The Telling Room's trained staff is here to help. In one-on-one coaching sessions, we'll work with students to make their voices shine. Attendees will leave this workshop feeling supported by our mentors and confident about their essays.

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Sculpture & Script

Ages: 9-14
Dates: Thursday, Oct. 23 and Tuesday, Oct. 28
Time: 3:30-5pm
Location: Oct. 23 session meets at the Portland Museum of Art, Oct. 28 session meets at The Telling Room

What in store during this exciting workshop with the Portland Museum of Art?

A) You'll be invited to see the PMA's current exhibit for free. 

B) You'll find inspiration in artist Aaron Stephan's fun sculptures and wacky prints. 

C) You can try your hand at some writing based on the art. 

D) You'll meet the artist at The Telling Room for a conversation about his work.

All that and more in this exciting two-day workshop!

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Pulp Fiction: A Workshop with the Portland Public Library

Ages 13-18
Wednesdays: December 3rd, December 10th, & December 17th
Time: 3:30-5:30
Location: Portland Public Library

Where does the Shadow hide from human sight? The Phantom Detective solve crimes? A Starman of Llyrdis have galactic adventure? In the Pulps! A new exhibit of definitive pulp fiction covers is at the Portland Public Library. In this three-week, after-school workshop, we'll use these sensational, colorful covers as our jumping-off point for original stories of action, adventure, mystery, horror, and damsels (or dudes) in distress. Participants will also create their own pulp covers. Please note that some images in the exhibit depict violence or near nudity.

This workshop will be taught by local YA author Kathryn Williams, author of Pizza, Love, and Other Stuff that Made Me Famous.

Register here!