School One's Write Rhode Island program is open to young writers from grades 7 to 12

WRITING CLASSES AND GROUPS FOR TEENS

Our schedule of writing classes is available below. We look forward to seeing you!

2023-2024 Write Rhode Island program is now closed.
Check back in August for the 2024-2025 calendar.
Page-to-Stage: Playwriting for Teens Virtual
Jenna

Write Rhode Island hosts a playwriting workshop series for students interested in submitting to Trinity Rep’s Write Here Write Now Playwriting for Teens.

Come learn the ins and outs of writing a script for the stage! This is a workshop in the fundamentals of writing plays. Emphasis will be on creating an original ten minute play of their own to be entered into Trinity Rep’s student play festival. If selected the play will be read by professional actors on the Trinity Rep stage! For more information about the competition please visit Trinity Rep's website.

Grades 9-12 | 6:30. - 8:00 p.m. | Monday | February 5 | $5 suggested donation

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Write Rhode Island Open Mic

Write Rhode Island Open Mic Night

January’s Open Mic event theme will be Resolutions. Bring your poems and tales about making resolutions—or any creative work in progress. Open to any teen to perform; all are welcome to attend. Any form of writing is welcome.

Please keep your performances teen appropriate. Light snacks will be provided.

Grades 7-12 | 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Wednesday | January 17

The Write Rhode Island Open Mic takes place on the third Wednesday of the month. This event is in-person and at School One. School One is located at 220 University Avenue on the east side of Providence. Questions? Ask Diana. dianac@school-one.org

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Page-to-Stage: Playwriting for Teens
Jenna

Write Rhode Island hosts a playwriting workshop series for students interested in submitting to Trinity Rep’s Write Here Write Now Playwriting for Teens.

Come learn the ins and outs of writing a script for the stage! Students will create an original ten minute play of their own to be entered into the student play festival. If selected the play will be read by professional actors on the Trinity Rep stage! If selected the play will be read by professional actors on the Trinity Rep stage!   For more information about the competition please visit Trinity Rep's website. 

Grades 9-12 | 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Tuesday | January 16 - January 30 | $20 suggested donation

The suggested donation fee can be waived for students who qualify. Please contact Diana at School One for more information. 401-331-2497/dianac@school-one.org

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Polish & Publish on December 8
Eve K.

Before you submit your story get some feedback from Write Rhode Island. This virtual, drop-in sessions is available to any R.I. student in grades 7-12 who plans to submit a story to the Write Rhode Island short fiction contest. The deadline is midnight on December 10, 2023.

Students have the option of submitting up to two pages in advance. Email Diana for more details, dianac@school-one.org.

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Polish & Publish on December 4
Tara F.

Before you submit your story get some feedback from Write Rhode Island. This virtual, drop-in sessions is available to any R.I. student in grades 7-12 who plans to submit a story to the Write Rhode Island short fiction contest. The deadline is midnight on December 10, 2023.

Students have the option of submitting up to two pages in advance. Email Diana for more details, dianac@school-one.org.

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Polish & Publish on December 3
Sarah S.

Before you submit your story get some feedback from Write Rhode Island. This virtual, drop-in session is available to any R.I. student in grades 7-12 who plans to submit a story to the Write Rhode Island short fiction contest. The deadline is midnight on December 10, 2023.

Students have the option of submitting up to two pages in advance. Email Diana for more details, dianac@school-one.org.

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Story Starters for Short Fiction (Pawtucket)
Eve K.

tudents will be writing short stories or micro-fiction based on Write Rhode Island prompts. Students will read aloud our favorite scenes at the end (optional, for those who want to share).  Students can expect to leave with lots of ideas and the beginning of a story to submit to the Write Rhode Island competition.

Grades 7-12 | 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Monday | November 27

This workshop will be at the Pawtucket Public Library. For more information, contact the youth services librarian at jmcgrath@pawtucketlibrary.org.

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Story Starters for Short Fiction (North Scituate)
Eve K.

Students will be writing short stories or micro-fiction based on Write Rhode Island prompts. Students will read aloud our favorite scenes at the end (optional, for those who want to share).  Students can expect to leave with lots of ideas and the beginning of a story to submit to the Write Rhode Island competition.

An online follow up is scheduled for date where students can bring their finished pieces and get advice from writing instructors.

Grades 7-12 | 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. | Monday | November 13

This workshop will be at the North Scituate Public Library. For more information, contact the youth services librarian at alyce@scituatelibrary.org.

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Flash Fiction (West Warwick)

Students will be writing short stories or micro-fiction based on Write Rhode Island prompts. Students will read aloud our favorite scenes at the end (optional, for those who want to share). Students can expect to leave with lots of ideas and the beginning of a story to submit to the Write Rhode Island competition.

An online follow up is scheduled for date where students can bring their finished pieces and get advice from writing instructors.

Grades 7-12 | 3:30 - 4:30| Thursday | November 9

This workshop will be at the West Warwick Public Library. For more information, contact the youth services librarian at sam@wwpl.org.

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Story Starters for Short Fiction (Greenville)
Eve K.

Students will be writing short stories or micro-fiction based on Write Rhode Island prompts. Students will read aloud our favorite scenes at the end (optional, for those who want to share). Students can expect to leave with lots of ideas and the beginning of a story to submit to the Write Rhode Island competition.

An online follow up is scheduled for date where students can bring their finished pieces and get advice from writing instructors.

Grades 7-12 | 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. | Wednesday | November 8

This workshop will be at the Greenville Public Library. For more information, contact the youth services librarian at patriciagreenvillelibrary@gmail.com.

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Story Starters for Short Fiction (Woonsocket)
Eve K.

Students will be writing short stories or micro-fiction based on Write Rhode Island prompts. Students will read aloud our favorite scenes at the end (optional, for those who want to share). Students can expect to leave with lots of ideas and the beginning of a story to submit to the Write Rhode Island competition.

An online follow up is scheduled for date where students can bring their finished pieces and get advice from writing instructors.

Grades 7-12 | 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. | Monday | November 7

This workshop will be at the Woonsocket Public Library. For more information, contact the youth services librarian at cgoldstein@woonsocketlibrary.org.

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Fundamentals of Fiction (Virtual)
Sarah "Sam" S.

In this virtual four-week course students will learn the fundamentals of fiction, including character, plot, setting, and theme. Class activities will include readings, discussions, in-class writing exercises, and workshopping. This course is designed for students with little experience through intermediate students.

Grades 7-12 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. | Wednesday | October 25 - November 15

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Write Rhode Island Open Mic Night

Join us for a Halloween themed teen open mic. Open to any teen; all are welcome to attend. Any form of writing is welcome, spooky, or not spooky. Light snacks will be provided, including Halloween candy, of course!

Grades 7-12 | 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. | Wednesday | October 18

The Write Rhode Island Open Mic takes place on the third Wednesday of the month. This event is in-person and at School One. School One is located at 220 University Avenue on the east side of Providence.

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Fundamentals of Fiction (The Collaborative, Warren)
Eve K.

In this four-week course students will learn the fundamentals of fiction, including character, plot, setting, and theme. Class activities will include readings, discussions, in-class writing exercises, and workshopping. This course is designed for students with little experience through intermediate students.

Grades 7-12 | 3:30- 5:00 p.m. | Wednesday | October 18 - November 1

This workshop will be at The Collaborative in Warren. For more information, contact Gaby at gaby@thecollaborative02885.org.

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Lit Lab: Teen Writing Group
Tara F.

Lit Lab is a weekly, after-school writing group for students in grades 9-12. Students can work on an independent project, receive prompts and discuss different aspects of the craft of writing. Lit Lab is a casual, fun and friendly environment.

Grades 9-12 | 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Tuesday | September 26- December 5

All classes are in-person and at School One. School One is located at 220 University Avenue on the east side of Providence.

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