Welcome to the 6th Annual Ashland Literary Arts Festival! This year’s event focuses on independent story and thought throughout the entire Cascadia region, celebrating not only books, but all forms of expression: literature, poetry, journalism, art, lyrics, comics, film, and documentary. We invite you to come on in, explore the festival schedule, and find the stories that speak to you!
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Saturday, October 28 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Writing with Kids: Fostering Creativity and Tomorrow's Culture

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Kids are naturally creative. In this session, we'll discuss ways to honor and nourish their active imaginations, how to encourage the quirky right brain into collaboration with the more methodical left. Author Molly Best Tinsley describes the rewards of crafting a middle-grade novel in collaboration with her grandchildren and maps out three ingredients essential to strong narrative regardless of a writer's age. Kim Neiswanger shares the insights she gleaned from coaching her second-grade students through the phases of making individual books, from writing and illustration to actual publication. We'll have time at the end to experiment with stimulating writing prompts.


Neiswanger, Kimberly

Teacher, Medford School District
Kim Neiswanger is in her 8th year as a primary teacher at Ruch Community School. She is a teacher consultant for the Oregon Writing Project. Her passion is teaching creative writing. As a result of this passion, her students have become published authors.

Molly Tinsley

Publisher, FUZE Press
Having taught creative writing for thirty years and published the textbook, The Creative Process, Molly Best Tinsley has led countless workshops in various aspects of narrative technique.  Eight years ago, she co-founded an independent press, Fuze, and has been the chief editor... Read More →

Saturday October 28, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Room 117 Hannon Library First Floor

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