Through My Eyes: A workshop just for teens
Here’s how it works:
In this 6-week workshop, a group of teens will explore the power of words to express who they really are. Each workshop the group will dive into new forms of writing, including poetry, character development, spoken word, memoir, and more. We’ll explore letting what’s inside of ourselves out in a way that’s exhilarating, honest, encouraging and super-fun.
The class will follow closely to the Firefly principle that, “There is no way to do this wrong”. Participants will write loads, and through that writing will be invited to find their voices, share their stories and be their truest selves, both on and off the page. We’ll laugh lots, write deeply and make room for all the feelings.
There will be take-home assignments between sessions and a reading at the end to share what the group has created with family and friends. (Of course — participants don’t have to be part of the reading if they don’t want to, but it will be fun!)
This workshop is ideal for teenagers who:
~ Want to express themselves freely, without rules or inhibitions.
~ Love the idea of exploring all parts of their identity, including the parts that are still unclear.
~ Want to connect to new friends with similar questions and desires.
~ Feel ready (though maybe a little scared) to share their writing.
~ Are interested in exploring their own lives as writing material and sharing some of what comes up. (We tend to get a little personal.)
~ Love a good homemade cookie.
You can expect to leave the workshop with:
~ Lots of new writing.
~ A deep sense of your writing voice and your unique gifts as a writer.
~ New friends who are on the same path.
~ A feeling of creative playfulness and possibility.
~ A fictional character whose voice you can access any time.
~ Creative courage.
This workshop won’t give you:
~ Critique or competition. We’re all about the love.
~ Strict rules on “how to write”. We’ll work on developing your writing skills but we don’t subscribe to the idea that there’s one way to create powerful work.
~ Help with grammar or spelling — we want to be with the love of words, not the rules.
~ Pressure to write things you don’t want to write. We go where the joy is.
Weekly – 6 Wednesday afternoons, 4pm-6pm
January 24 – March 7 (no class on February 14) with a reading on March 9 at 7pm
At the Firefly Studio with Jenna
We recommend this workshop for ages 14-18.
The total fee is $365. When you sign up you’ll be asked for a $200 deposit to confirm your spot. The balance will be due two weeks before class starts. You will also have the option of breaking your balance into two monthly credit card payments of $82.50
Two scholarships of $100 each are available for youth in financial need for this session.
There’s no extra fee for this service; we just like being able to offer it. To see our financial policies, click here.
Ready to take the leap?Click here to sign up
Here’s a link to the Q & A for all Firefly Toronto classes. If you still don’t have the answer you’re looking for, drop us a line. We’re super-friendly.
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