MightyWriters

South Philly Writing Classes

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Mighty Toddlers - Tuesdays
For Philadelphia students ages 2 to 5
Tuesday, 10am-11am
Feb. 7 to May 23 (ongoing)
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. Instructor: Kimberly Garrison
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Mighty Toddlers - Sundays
For Philadelphia students ages 2 to 5
Sundays, 12:00-1:00pm
Feb. 26 to June 4 (ongoing)
This workshop will take place at 1501 Christian Street

Come and spend a few hours in educational fun with your toddlers. Taught by Martha Cooney of StoryUP!, this weekly play session is family fun. Bring your toddlers and prepare to have an amazing time learning with your Mighty Toddler. Parents welcome!
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Get in Formation
For Philadelphia students ages 10 to 13
Tuesday, 6:30-8:00pm
May 9, 16, 23, 30; June 6 (five sessions)
This workshop will take place at 1501 Christian Street

If you could change one thing in your community, what would it be? Who would be on your change team? Now, let's get in formation. We'll write action plans that bring our hopes and dreams to life. Parents, join us on June 6 when we share our action plans with the community. Instructor: Estelle Acquah
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Identity to Independence
For Philadelphia students ages 11 to 13
Thursday, 6:30-8:00pm
May 4, 11, 18, 25 (four sessions)
This workshop will take place at 1501 Christian Street

Are you who you dream yourself to be? Do your dreams guide your days? Let's awaken the reality of your possibilities by honoring your Identity. You are your dreams - so let's use poetry and creative writing to make them fly! Instructor: Alicia Simon
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All the Power
For Philadelphia students ages 12 to 14
Monday, 6:00-8:00pm
May 8, 15, 22 and June 5 (four sessions)
This workshop will take place at 1501 Christian Street

Unleash the power in you through the magic of poetry. Under the direction of Dr. Suzanne Stutman, author of the collection "All the Power Rests with You," discover your voice through the music of poetry. Expand your awareness of yourself and the world around you.
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Breaking Through Writer's Block
For Philadelphia students ages 12 to 15
Sunday, 4:00-5:30pm
May 21 & June 4 (two sessions)
This workshop will take place at 1501 Christian Street

You know that moment when you are staring at a blank screen and wonder, "What now?" The challenge to answer that question is writer's block. In this workshop, we'll introduce you to a variety of exercises and techniques to get your creative juices flowing again. Instructors: Delaware Valley University English professors Dr. Jessica McCall and Dr. Wilbert Turner, Jr.
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Comedy for Class Clowns
For Philadelphia students ages 12 to 17
Mondays, 6:00-8:00pm
May 1, 8, 15, 22 (four sessions)
This workshop will take place at 1501 Christian Street

Join local stand-up comedian Chris Cotton to talk about what's funny in South Philly and beyond. Learn the secrets to humor about family, pop culture, current events and more from a local guy who has participated in Gotham Comedy Live (2015), Artie Lange Show (2013) & more. He was also a Semi-Finalist in NBC-Universal's Stand-up Competition!
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Building Brotherhood Sundays - He Got Game
For Philadelphia students ages 12 to 17
Sundays, 3:30-5:00pm
Jan. 8 to June 4, 2017 (ongoing)
This workshop will take place at 1501 Christian Street

Find your “writer’s voice” through sports and music. We will focus on these industries and learn how to recap games and develop reviews on songs of the day. Together we will explore the symbiotic relationship between Hip Hop and sports through history and today. Taught by Mr. James, a recording artist, sports aficionado and a five-year member of the Mighty Writer Staff 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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