Join Write On and writer Jill Stukenberg for a morning of imaginative writing using the natural world as a springboard! Using video and photographs of Write On’s property, Jill will get students thinking about the cycle of a year and how an animal or a natural element might experience the changes of temperature, weather, and light within that time frame.
From there, students will be encouraged to write stories, comics, or poems about what would happen if there were breaks or changes in that cycle, focusing in particular on spring time. Students will discover the importance of drawing on the five senses for writing and spend some of the workshop outdoors finding their material and activating their senses.
While this workshop is designed for middle-school students, older writers of any age and experience are welcome, as solo writers, writing teams, or intergenerational writing teams!
This program is offered free but registration is required. To register online, please click here. In the comments field, please let us know how many are joining and what their ages are.
Jill Stukenberg grew up in Sturgeon Bay and spent her college summers working in Fish Creek. She is now Associate Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where she teaches composition and creative writing. Her stories have been published in The Collagist, Midwestern Gothic, Wisconsin People and Ideas, and other magazines. She advises a student literary journal, helps organize the Central Wisconsin Book Festival, and for the last eight years has been co-headmistress of Wizarding Academy, a Harry-Potter themed academic day camp for 4th through 9th graders.