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Calling all Studio writers in grades 3-12: Join us over April break as we learn how to use our words to advocate for social justice and raise some money for a worthy cause. 100% of your registration fee will be donated to a charity chosen by our group. Writers in grades 3-5 may learn more and register here.¬†We are writing for a full day on April 10th. Writers in grades 6-12 may learn more and…

Registration for the upcoming season is now open at the WNY Young Writer’s Studio, and while I often share the work of the kids in our community, I don’t often speak to what teachers do there. Why is that? Well, our teacher groups are kept intentionally small because the commitment teachers make to our program is HUGE, and the work that they do there is their own. Whenever I blog about Studio teachers, I do…

In addition to facilitating professional development sessions for teachers, I’m also the founder of the WNY Young Writer’s Studio. Here, K-12 writers and teachers of writing meet throughout the year to learn, make, write, share and support one another by improving the quality of feedback they provide. This year, we’re celebrating our seventh birthday. Kids attend Studio to explore great writing, discover new forms, and tinker with craft. Teachers join Studio to participate in lesson…

This video has gone viral in my facebook community and for good reason: Buffalo is a fantastic place to live and work and raise a family. I love it here, and I guess the proof of that lies in the reality that each time my husband and I consider moving out of state, the only thing that really keeps us back is our love of this unique little city that we’ve always called home. So…