MightyWriters

South Philly Writing Classes

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Summer Workshop - Mighty Toddlers
For Philadelphia students ages 2 to 5
Fridays, 10:00-11:00am
June 30-Aug. 18 (eight sessions)
This workshop will take place at 1501 Christian Street

Come and spend a few hours in educational fun with your toddlers. Taught by Kimberly Garrison, Philadelphia actress, mother and entrepreneur, this weekly play session is family fun. Bring your toddlers and prepare to have an amazing time learning with your Mighty Toddler.
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Summer Workshop - Mighty Inventors
For Philadelphia students ages 7 to 9
Mon.-Fri. 5:00-6:30pm
Aug. 7-11 (five sessions)
This workshop will take place at 1501 Christian Street

In this class, we'll let our imaginations run wild to invent gadgets and products that no kid's room is complete without. We will write descriptions of our inventions and create "patent applications" explaining the inventions and what makes them original. Finally, we'll write a script for a commercial that introduces our invention to the world and perform our commercial on-camera. Instructor: Rachel Kipp
This workshop is currently full. Sign up to be placed on a waitlist.
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Summer Workshop - Picture This Girl
For Philadelphia students ages 9 to 12
Sundays, 2:00-3:30pm
July 9, 16, 23, 30 (four sessions)
This workshop will take place at 1501 Christian Street

The story of girls’ lives can be happy or sad, frustrating or triumphant. In this series, we'll explore girls’ stories in the National Archives. We'll look at photographs of real girls in history, searching for clues about what each girl’s life was like. Then we'll write creatively about their lives, and see what we have in common! Instructor: Andrea Reidell
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Summer Workshop - Girl Power for All
For Philadelphia students ages 10 to 12
Mon.-Fri. 2:30–4:00pm
July 31 to Aug. 4, 2017 (five sessions)
This workshop will take place at 1501 Christian Street

Are you inspired by Beyonce's "Lemonade" or the Women's March? Want to get in on the action? The feminist movement is going strong. With your help, as Rosie the Riveter says, "We can do it!" Join us this summer to explore feminism, activism and girl power. Boys, you are welcome to join us– after all, feminism means equality! Instructor: Kara Cochran
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Summer Workshop - Power to the People
For Philadelphia students ages 12 to 17
Mon.-Fri. 3:00-5:00pm
Aug. 7-11 (five sessions)
This workshop will take place at 1501 Christian Street

How do you declare yourself a revolutionary? How do you craft a clear message of protest and resistance? Students will read and watch examples from The Black Panthers, to Assata Shakur, to Black Lives Matter, then craft their own declaration. On the last day of class, we'll bring the protest right to City Hall. Workshop leader: Peggy Kern
This workshop is currently full. Sign up to be placed on a waitlist.
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Building Brotherhood
For Philadelphia students ages 12 to 17
Sundays, 12:30-2:00pm
July 9, 16, 23, 30 (four sessions)
This workshop will take place at 1501 Christian Street

Find your “writer’s voice” through sports and music. We’ll recap games and develop reviews on songs of the day. Taught by Mr. James, a recording artist, sports aficionado and a five-year member of the MW family. Instructor: James Owk
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*Once you enroll in a free-to-all Mighty Writers class, you are expected to be present for every session. If you have to miss a session for whatever reason, you must email hello@mightywriters.org at least 24 hours in advance to let us know.

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