When I was in seventh grade, I got permission from my teacher to produce a literary magazine at my school. Me and several other kids typed up stories and poems and then I ran off copies on a mimeograph machine, the kind with the purple ink that people loved to smell.
This year, I’m revisiting my childhood and starting a kids writing club at our elementary school. Thankfully I have a partner, our school librarian. She’s awesome and loves supporting reading and writing activities. We’re going to meet once a week and write, revise, and share stories. At the end of the club, we’ll have a book of stories. The kids don’t know it yet, but a local bookstore has even offered to host a book signing for them.
I’m pretty excited and I hope the kids who sign up are excited, too.
But before the club starts, I’m looking for suggestions on things that would be great to do in the club and things that would be awful.
So, did you belong to a kids writing club or creative writing club when you were a kid?
Do you wish you did?
What would advice would you give me?