At Phoebe Hearst, student writing is ‘Serious Business’
Phoebe Hearst Elementary School partnered with 916 Ink this year to provide an 11-week creative writing workshop for fourth through sixth grade students.
916 Ink is a non-profit literacy organization that transforms everyday kids into published authors. They are dedicated to promoting literacy by empowering youth in the Sacramento region to engage in literary arts.916 Ink’s mission to to get youngsters excited about the joy, wisdom, wit and whimsy that written language can provide.
Phoebe students wrote and edited fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction for two hours on Tuesdays this spring.
Once the workshops ended, students chose one to three pieces of creative writing to have published in a professionally designed, beautiful book entitled “Serious Business.”
Each student received two copies of their book and were invited to a book release and reading party in early May. This was a hugely popular program and Phoebe will offer 916 Ink again next year!