Saturday, July 11, 2009

Plot Workshop for Kids and Teens

Later this month I am scheduled to teach plot and writing to kids in the town I recently moved away from after having lived there for 30 years.

This is to be the last of these annual offerings.

I am sad to see the end of both that program and the one we -- thanks to the organization and sponsorship of my fellow board members of the Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library -- offer to the kids at the local children's shelter. I think back over the past seven years and all the kids we supported in writing down their feelings and imaginings, and I smile.

My thoughts turn to the Family Shelter I recently spotted in the new town where I live. I imagine all the stories waiting to find their way to the page.

One door closes.

Another door opens...